Age UK Norfolk’s pilot providing free non-medical information and advice in GP Surgeries in South Norfolk for people over 65 and their carers will continue in 3 of the existing surgeries until the end of the year.
NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group and Norfolk County Council funded the service, as part of their “Better Care for Norfolk” and “Strong and Well” programmes.
The project, a pilot programme, was originally funded up to March 2016, but it has been decided to continue until the end of the year in 3 surgeries: Harleston, Wymondham and Watton. An evaluation of the pilot is being conducted independently, and will be available soon.
Age UK Norfolk will also be providing this service at the School Lane Surgery in Thetford every Wednesday morning.
Our trained adviser, working with partner organisations, is available to provide practical help and support on a wide range of later life issues, including:
- social care
- dementia support
- caring for older relatives
- help at home
- housing options
- Lasting Power of Attorney.
GPs and practice nurses are able to refer patients to the service, or patients can book their own appointment without referral if they wish.
Sessions take place once a week. Please contact your surgery to make an appointment.
Please see the Timetable below