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Services for the Elderly

Services for the Elderly

Financial support can be provided and more information can be found at:

www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guide/practicalsupport/Pages/Financialhelpwithsupport.aspx

Equipment can also be provided to help people be more independent; this can be accessed via Social Services:

www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guide/assessments/Pages/Communitycareassessments.aspx

The Directgov website can provide advice about needs assessments:

http://local.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedirect/index.jsp?LGSL=209&LGIL=8&ServiceName=Find+out+about+a+needs+assessment+by+social+services

Services available include:

  • healthcare
  • equipment
  • help in the home or in a care home
  • access to day centres
  • help for people with disabilities
  • financial support
  • information and advisory services

Carers Trust

www.carers.org

Carers Trust is a charity that provides breaks for carers, local schemes can offer local services to allow carers to take a break and know the person they look after is being cared for. Referrals can be made by carers, families of carers, your social services department, health workers and voluntary organisations.

A care manager from Carers Trust will discuss with you:

  • the kind of help you need
  • how often you would like them to visit
  • how long you would like them to visit for
  • a suitable time for visits to take place

Respite services available include:

  • extended care
  • hospice at home
  • overnight services
  • palliative care
  • rapid response team
  • traditional respite

Day Care Club

Social Care In Action (SCA) run day care clubs for people living in and around the New Forest. For more information, see the link below:

www.scagroup.co.uk/fenwick2/day-care-club



 
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