A-Z Spelthorne Guide to services for over 50's
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Fordbridge Day Centre
List of what activities are run and on which days:Activity Timetable
Meet up every Thursday from 2 to 4pm at Notcutts Garden Centre. See leaflet Age uk Leaflet
Citizen Advice Bureau
Provide free, confidential and impartial advice. Advice covers money, benefit, housing or employment problems. You may be facing a crisis, or just considering your options.
CAB offices are at Sunbury Library, The Parade, Staines Rd West, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 7AB and 2nd Floor, The Centre, High Street Feltham, TW13 4GU.
Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.
Click here for our website http://www.home-start.org.uk/
Click here for our information leaflet Home start Everyone Needs Help Leaflet.pdf
Patient Transport Services
SECAmb Patient Transport Services are provided to those that qualify. This service is funded by the NHS. Please click on link below for details:
Helping Hands - Spelthorne Council
Providing help and support for the people living in the postal area of TW15 with tasks such as light housework, minor household repairs, accompanying on medical appointments if required, shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog walking, light gardening jobs, help with essential transport, visiting elderly, disabled or housebound clients, letter writing and form filling etc. Bookings are taken Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon.
Telephone: 01784 423222
Spelthorne volunteer Drivers
Volunteers who provide a variety of journeys such as shopping, doctor and hospital appointments etc. Booking taken Monday to Friday 10am - 12pm.
Telephone: 07817 926736
Day Care Respite
Daybreak opened in 2008 and offers a high standard of care, entertainment and delicious food to elderly and disabled people who are resident in the Borough of Spelthorne, whilst their carer takes a well-earned break.
The Centre is based in St Peter’s Church Hall, Laleham Road, Staines, and is led by a Nurse Manager and trained volunteers, some of whom also have medical qualifications.
DayBreak currently offers care on a Monday or Tuesday between 10 am and 3 pm. Most medical conditions can be accommodated but the building is unsuitable for those who ‘wander’. Transport can be provided for those able to sit in a saloon car, others, including those in wheelchairs, use local transport companies to access the Centre.
Currently £15 per day, to include all refreshments including a two-course lunch.
For more information, please contact:
Simon Bhadye, Nurse Manager, on 07960 618188, or leave a message on 01784 451395.
or for more details click on the information leaflet below:
Day Break Respite Care in Spelthorne.pdf
Air Alert Services
What is airAlert?
- airAlert is a service, provided by the Surrey airAlert consortium, that sends free messages direct to vulnerable people informing them about air pollution levels in their area.
- airAlert is targeted at people with respiratory health problems who may be affected by air pollution.
- airAlert warns people the day before or on the day that elevated air pollution is expected to occur.
- airAlert sends a voice or text message direct to you (via your mobile or home telephone, email or via webpages or RSS on your PC)
- People can register for free, then login for updates, changes, suspend/go on holiday or cancel the service.
- For more information see:
Walking For Health
Walking for Health – information can be obtained from website https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/walkingforhealth or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact no. 01784 446433.
Options Pregnancy Crisis Centre Ashford Middlesex
Pregnant? Don't know what to do? Options offer free and confidential help
- Free Pregnancy test
- Unplanned pregnancy advice and information
- Post abortion help
- Miscarriage support
Options are not able to refer directly for termination. However they offer clients information and are well resourced to provide immediate and long-term support as necessary, directing to other agencies as appropriate. Click below for their website and contact details:
Tel 07506 564691 9am to 7pm Mon to Fri or visit their website http://www.options-ashford.org.uk/index.html
Post Natal Illness (PNI)
PNI is more common than many people realise, affecting around one in 10 women after having a baby. It can develop within the first six weeks of giving birth, but is often not apparent until around six months.
Our Website and Forum is run by sufferers and past sufferers (survivors) of Post Natal Illness (PNI).
There are no experts here… But we can all offer to share our personal experiences, based on having been there too.
Please visit our website. On the left hand side of the Home page is a menu for more information about PNI ORG UK and the various services and information we have to offer. Please also check out our How We Can Help page.
Spelthorne U3A (University of the Third Age)
This is a worldwide retirement organisation open to anyone over the age of 55. It is not a university but an organisation where anyone with an interest in a particular subject may learn and discuss within a group of like minded members. There are over 50 groups ranging from Archaeology to "Writing for Pleasure". However, you don't have to belong to a Group as one has the opportunity to make friends and join in outings and visits etc. There are monthly General Meetings where an external Speaker will give a lecture on their particular subject and the Chairman will make any necessary announcements.
There are two U3A's in Spelthorne one has General Meetings on the last Monday afternoon of the month and the other on the second Thursday afternoon.
Contact Mrs Sonya Downes, Prospective Membership Secretary, on 01784 251495
Catalyst Drug & Alcohol Services
Catalyst (formerly SAdAS) is a non-profit organisation working with people who are dealing with issues stemming from drug and alcohol misuse and mental health - including housing, involvement with criminal justice, relationships with family and friends and getting back into work. Based in the Hub in Staines. Click on website below for full details.
Dragon Boat Racing
Dragon boat racing is great exercise and being near the Thames is an activity that all can take part in either for fun or to recover and rebuild fitness. Click on the link below for more details.
Emotion Gyms are a series of relaxed and friendly workshops focusing on ways of maintaining and improving mental and emotional health.
- Coping with frustration and anger
- Stress at work and at home
- Low mood
- How to improve low self-esteem
- Communication and assertiveness
The sessions run in daytimes and evenings, and rotate around different locations throughout Surrey. Each workshop runs for two hours and there is no need to register in advance, just turn up.
Website : http://www.firststeps-surrey.nhs.uk/emotion-gyms/
Voluntary Action in Spelthorne
Voluntary Action in Spelthorne is the umbrella body for the voluntary, community and faith sector in the borough of Spelthorne. Click here: http://www.voluntaryactioninspelthorne.co.uk/#/home/4550462366
Safe Haven and IAPT
A space to talk through your mental health problems and get the help you need. Marjorie Richardson Centre, 19 High Street, Woking. 6pm to 11pm Monday to Friday. 12.30pm Saturday and 11am Sunday. Tel 01372 232412 for details. See website for more details: http://www.sabp.nhs.uk/services/mental-health/adult/safe-havens/safe-haven-woking
See Purple Angels website: Dementia Help Charity