Support for Older Adults
Below are links to some informative websites that you may find useful related to support for Older Adults in the Stroud District and beyond.
|Name of Company||Description of Services Offered||Contact Number||Web Address|
|Citizens Advice||Telephone, email and web chat service to provide support to local residents to address issues with benefits, debts, employment, housing, relationship and family issues.||080 8800 email@example.com|
|Gloucestershire Deaf Association||Community Wellbeing – Practical and emotional support such as new batteries and access to sign language interpreter.||01452 372999||
|Guideposts||Stay Connected is a free helpline for anyone worried about themselves or someone else who is in self-isolation or needs support at this time||0800 048 7035 (Monday to Friday 9.00-5.00)||
|Gloucestershire Counselling Services||Community Wellbeing – providing affordable counselling||
|Reconnect Befriending||Reconnect are offering telephone befriending for current participants and those on their waiting lists for people affected by Stroke, Dementia, Aphasia, and other long-term health conditions, and their carers|
|Silverline||If you’re an older individual and don’t have any close friend or family you can call, this free helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year||0800 4 70 80 90||
|The Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)||A service that offers support, information and assistance to patients, relatives and visitors||
0800 019 3282 (Free phone)
0300 422 6830 / 6831
|Adult Social Care||Gloucestershire County Council helps you find your own solutions to stay independent, or may offer you some short-term support to get you back on your feet, staying by your side until you are confidently living an independent life.||
|Your Circle||Your Circle is a directory to help you find your way around health and care and connect with people, places and activities in Gloucestershire.||
|British Red Cross||Practical and emotional support||
Support Line 0808 196 3651
Careline is an effective way of getting help through your landline telephone line quickly and efficiently 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A small personal radio transmitter is worn as a pendant around the neck or on a wrist-strap. This is linked to a special unit - the Careline - which plugs into a modern telephone point with an adjacent 13amp electrical socket.
Healthy Lifestyles Classes
The Healthy Lifestyles Scheme delivers physical activity across the district in partnership with health professionals and instructors specially qualified to work with certain conditions. Our aim is to support people to be more active in a safe way to benefit both their physical and mental health.
The activities are a great chance to socialise with other people living with similar conditions. Many groups enjoy tea and coffee time together after the sessions.
We deliver in venues next to bus routes as much as possible so driving is not necessary.
For more information Click Here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Look after Your Wellbeing
This an anxious time for us all. With all the uncertainty around Coronavirus (or COVID-19) it’s completely normal to feel worried about how it could affect your life. You won’t be alone in how you’re feeling. Everyone reacts in their own way to challenging events and uncertainty. There are lots of steps you can take to help look after your wellbeing, and the wellbeing of people around you. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it. Just talking about what we’re worried about can be a massive help
For more information Click Here