Older People's Services
There may be times when you need extra support to do everyday things. This may be due to age, frailty, ill health, disability, or changing circumstance.
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.
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.
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
Please find the Dementia section of our Wellbeing Centre.
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.
Equipment and Technology That can Help you in Your Home
Suggestions on how smart technology and equipment can help to improve people’s independence at home, and provide practical assistance to help with daily living.
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.
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.
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.
Telephone: 01483 503414
Guildford Carers Support Group
The peer support group gives people the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what they are going through.
Telephone: 01932 855582
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.