Older People's Services
Arranging Your Own Care
Containing a wealth of information ranging from help with finding the right support, to help with money matters and information for carers, details about advocacy and useful resources.
Paying For Care
Links to the online financial assessment and Paying for Care publication.
Website: Surreycc.gov: Paying For Adult Community Care Services
Surrey Information Point
For regulated care providers and a wide range of other support options in the community.
Independent Financial Advice About Care Arrangement
Surrey County Council is required to signpost residents to independent financial advice about care and support.
View PDF: www.surreycc.gov.uk/Independent-financial-advice-about-care-arrangement.pdf
Action for Carers Surrey
Action for Carers Surrey provides free, independent information, advice and support to carers of all ages across Surrey.
Telephone: 0303 040 1234
If you are struggling with everyday tasks, then simple equipment, practical aids, new technology or small changes to your home can make the difference between living independently and needing someone to help you or it can make caring for someone easier.
Age UK Surrey
Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Free, confidential advice is available on the phone, along with help at home and affordable counselling.
Telephone: 01483 503414
Please find the Dementia section of our Wellbeing Centre.
Purple Angel Ambassadors
Purple Angel Ambassadors are a small group of local volunteers who make a positive difference to the quality of life of people living with dementia and also their carers and families.
Telephone: 07895 787579
Self-help techniques and local support for older people
There’s a range of information, support and resources specifically targeting older people, which you do not have to speak with your GP about to access. Please visit the Healthy Surrey website to find out about self-help resources available in your local community.
Surrey Information Point for Older People
Groups and workshops specialising in services for older people in your local area.
Checklist For Considering A Carehome
Surrey County Council help when arranging and paying for their own care needs, so they know what to look for and what questions to ask. This will help them make the best decision on long-term care and support for either themselves or a loved one.
Care and Support Services Directory
Care Choices has lots of good information on how and when adult social care can help but also lists local regulated care providers.
COVID-19 remote monitoring support for older people with mental ill-health and their carers
The TIHM Monitoring Service is a new, free NHS service that is remotely monitoring the health of older people with mental ill-health and their carers during Covid-19.
The service, which is currently accepting referrals, is free of charge and available to people of any age diagnosed with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and people aged 65 and over who have a diagnosis of depression and/or anxiety.
Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)
SOLLA members are able to help you with all later life financial matters. They can ensure your finances or those of a loved one are one less thing to worry about.
If you have difficulty using public transport, or you just need some support to get out and about, there are a variety of community transport schemes in Surrey that can help including Dial-a-Ride services, along with Good Neighbour schemes which can offer scheduled services or door-to-door transport, e.g. to supermarkets and doctors surgeries.
Help with meals
If you are struggling to prepare meals for yourself, or having trouble getting to the supermarket, there are companies which can deliver hot or frozen meals to your door and supermarkets which will make deliveries.
Care in Shepperton
Care in Shepperton is a group of local volunteers which offers ‘Good Neighbour’ help to those who may need assistance.
Telephone: 01932 254604
Intensive Support for Dementia
The Intensive Support Team for Older People delivers high quality, specialist assessments and interventions to people with dementia whose behaviour significantly challenges themselves and / or others.
Telephone: 01932 587032
A free service for anyone over-75 who lives alone and feels they could do with a friendly phone call every week or two. To be eligible for a call companion you should be aged 75 or over, living alone or in sheltered housing and have difficulty getting out in normal times.
Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90