Practical support for older people - money, energy, access to benefits, and much more

Our caring and experienced prevention link workers and outreach team supports over 250 older people each year, allowing them to live well in their own homes.

We work with older people in the community to avoid isolation by offering practical support around finances and energy, confidence building, information and encouragement to help improve general wellbeing and better access to benefits

The team has strong links with other health and wellbeing initiatives and are experienced in working to support older people. They arrange a number of small gatherings of people, helping those who may have become isolated to make new friends. These events could be a 'Tea & Chat' with a quiz or a Tai Chi session locally.

How can we help?

Our team can make home visits and also deliver services in community settings with one-to-one short term packages to help improve the quality of your life. 

"The money adviser checked my benefits for me as my health and mobility had become worse over the last year. They helped me to complete the paperwork. Once I was awarded the allowance the Outreach Team gave me a choice of agencies that could help me. I now see a lovely lady twice a week." Advice and support service user

This might include help with:

  • Accessing appropriate grants and benefits
  • Home adaption 
  • Social clubs and activities
  • Making new friends
  • Taking more exercise
  • Keeping warm and secure
  • Transport community service

How can I access this service?

Referrals can be made by family, friends and health professionals or you can refer yourself. Call our Customer Enquiries Team on 01903 327327 or contact us here to find out more.