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From the 1st June 2020 Older People and their carers can access:

Please Note: As a result of the Covid pandemic we are not currently able to offer face to face services and therefore these services will be delivered via the telephone.

Support to pariticipate in wide range of community services

Support from Safe and Independent Living (SAIL) Facilitators who can work with older people and their carers to help them participate in their local community and access the full range of services available, including leisure and social activities to address social isolation and promote physical and mental wellbeing including through seeking to address underlying causes of people’s social care needs

Information and Advice

  • Specialist free, confidential, non-judgemental Information and Advice for older people and their carers, including advice relating to:

    • Welfare Benefits - checks and applications

    • Housing issues

    • Community Care

    • Utilities and other consumer issues

    • Accessing Transport

    • Signposting and identifying suitable support on legal matters, debt and immigration issues

Befriending

Matching carefully selected and trained volunteers to have a chat, and provide companionship on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

Handyperson

The Handyperon team can help with a wide range of small repair jobs to help older people and their carers live safely and independently at home. The key jobs supported include:

  • Hospital discharge
  • Home safety
  • Falls Prevention
  • Odd Jobs - Common odd jobs include changing lightbulbs, putting up blinds/curtains, installing grab rails and securing loose carpet.
  • We also help with one-off garden clearance (our garden service is only available during the summer).
  • As our aim is to increase the safety of older people in the Borough, we also fit smoke alarms and offer our clients a home fire safety check.

Online activities, support groups and learning opportunities

A range of online groups for you to meet like minded people, paticipate and learn. See what's on by visiting our activities page here

 

Contact us

Call us on 0207 358 4077 or visit the Ageing Well Southwark website for more information.