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Visiting Support Service

Operating in East Cambridgeshire, Fenland and Huntingdonshire, we offer free extra support for over 65’s when you need it most; particularly when you are experiencing a difficult period, such as bereavement, ill health, financial worries or housing
concerns. 

We will work with you to access services and support networks

.We will listen to your thoughts and wishes and together we will plan the desired outcomes.

Our team will determine if the matters can be discussed over the telephone or if a home visit is more appropriate. You can also see our staff and volunteers in various venues at our Community Hubs.

Support offered:

  • Assistance with forms and applications including welfare benefits, blue badges and grants etc
  • Help with paperwork and liaising with third parties, organising bills and payments etc
  • Assistance with housing choices, including care homes
  •  Adapting to changing needs, such as considering falls prevention equipment and aids
  • Information about and/or referral to social groups and leisure activities
  • Help to access a variety of services
  • Support to access care provision

 The service is availabe in Fenland, East Cambs and Huntingdonshire. If the service is not delivered in your area please contact Information and Advice service on 0300 666 9860 and we can advise you what is available in your location.

Contact Us

For more information please call Visiting Support Service for Older People on 01354 776 110 or email vssop@ageukcap.org.uk. Alternatively, please call our helpline 0300 666 9860 between 9am-3pm Monday to Friday, calls made outside these hours will be transferred to our Age UK National Helpline

For Huntingdonshire, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire – this service is provided by Age UK 01354 776110

For South Cambs  - service provided by SCDC - the number is 0345 045 0501

For Cambridge City – service provided by Cambridge City Council -  the number is 01223 457199

Upcoming Community Hub dates and venues for 2019: 

Fenland Community Hub dates

Coffee Bar at The George Pub 

 3rd December 2019 

 10:00 am - 12:00pm

Peterborough City Hospital 

1:30pm - 3:30pm

4th December 

Wisbech Library 

2nd December 2019

 10:00 am - 12:00pm

Gold Age Fair at The Ivy Leaf 

9th December 

12pm- 2pm

Tesco in March Hostmoor Ave

10th December 2019

9:30am - 11:30am

March Library 

16th December 2019

 10:30am - 12:30pm

Wimblington Parish Council Hall

 17th December - this Hub will no longer take place 

2pm - 4pm

East Cambs Community Hub dates

 Soham Library

4th December 

 10am-12pm

 Wilburton Baptist Church

5th December  

 9.30am-11am

 Burwell Library

10th December 

 10.30am-12pm

 Nellie’s Community Café, Sutton

11th December 

 10am-12pm

Hunts Community Hubs

Buckden Library 

3rd December 

10am- 12pm

Ramsay Library 

9th December

2pm-4pm

St Neots United Reformed Church 

5th December 

10:30am-12:30pm

Yaxley Library 

10th December

1.30pm-3.30pm

St Ives Corn Exchange Indoor Market 

9th December 

10am-12:30pm

St Ives Library 

11th December 

10am-11:30am

St Ives Free Church 

11th December 

11:30am-1:30pm 

Huntingdon Library 

18th December 

10am-12pm

Visiting Support Service for Older People

Fore more information on Visiting Support Service for Older People Service and all other services please download our leaflet

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