Older People's Services

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.

View our TIHM Monitoring Page for more information.

Community transport

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.

Website: www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk/communitytransport

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.

Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/staying-independent/meals

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.

Facebook: @AlzheimersSocietyUK

Twitter: @AalzheimersSOC

Telephone: 0300 222 11 22

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

East Surrey Walkers

They are a sociable group whose primary aim is to enjoy walking in the countryside with an interesting variety of scenery.

Website: www.eastsurreywalkers.org.uk

Health Champions

We are very pleased to welcome to the Practice our Health Champions. There are 16 volunteers who are working alongside our staff with the aim of building on an already social and friendly community.

The Champions are able to advise you of the many services available locally and will be pleased to assist you with matters such as:

  • The check-in machine
  • Registering for our on-line services
  • Using the blood pressure machines

Over the next few months the Champions will be organising some events and activities that you can join in, designed to meet new people and have a good time. The first event organised is a coffee morning being held every Thursday from 10:00-12:00 in the John Howard Room on the first floor. Please come along and join them.

We will keep you updated as more activities are organised.

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.

Website: www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk/older-people

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

Website: www.actionforcarers.org.uk

Email: carersupport@actionforcarers.org.uk

Staying Independent

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.

Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/staying-independent

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.

Facebook:@AgeUKSurrey

Twitter:@AgeUKSurrey

Telephone: 01483 503414

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Finding Local Support

This guide has been compiled by the Dementia Friendly Community in Oxted and is designed to inform anyone living with dementia and their family members of the support available to them.

Finding dementia support in the Tandridge area

Reengage

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.

Website: Reengage

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk