Older People's Services

U3A

Organisation for ‘learning in leisure’ for those who are retired or semi-retired, offering a variety of social, cultural and study opportunities for mature people. Groups held locally and online, run by volunteer members covering many different areas of interest. £15 annual membership.

Telephone: 020 8466 6139

Website: www.u3a.org.uk

Banstead centre

Regular activities timetable includes: Art Group, Short Mat Bowls, Chair Yoga, Bingo, Exercise to Music, Bridge, Chair Pilates, Table Tennis, Come and Sing, Beauty & Therapeutic Care, Hearing Clinic, Handicrafts, Tai Chi, Quizzes, French Conversation, Reflexology and Line Dancing. These are currently on hold whilst the Centre is closed. However, the Centre have worked together to put on a timetable of virtual and outdoor activities to keep members in touch and active during the closure.

Website: www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/the_banstead_centre

Telephone: 01737 221030

Community groups

St Marks Church: St Mark’s Church strives to be a meaningful presence in the community; providing activities for people of all ages. They have an established range of activities and continue to seek to work in partnership with community groups when possible.

Email: admin@stmarkschurch.me.uk

Website: www.stmarkschurch.me.uk/community

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.

Facebook:@AgeUKSurrey

Twitter:@AgeUKSurrey

Telephone: 01483 503414

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

East Surrey Walkers

This sociable group’s primary aim is to enjoy walking in the countryside, enjoying an interesting variety of scenery.

Website: www.eastsurreywalkers.org.uk

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.

Website: www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk/older-people

Compassionate neighbours

Run through Princess Alice Hospice, a scheme providing befriending support for anyone living with a long term or terminal illness, is elderly or frail, socially isolated or nearing the end of life through age or illness. People can self-refer or be referred in to their website.

Website: www.pah.org.uk/compassionate-communities

Mole Valley District Council - Telecare Service for Reigate and Banstead

Telecare is a service that enables people, especially older and more vulnerable individuals, to live independently in their own home.

Telephone: 01372 204 500

Email: mvlife@molevalley.gov.uk

Website: www.molevalleylife.co.uk/independence

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.

View our TIHM Monitoring Page for more information.

Reengage

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.

Website: Reengage

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk