Age UK CAP (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough) offer a wide range of services and aids that can help you stay in your own home for longer. Click on the title of each to be taken to the relevant webpage on their site for more information.
Age UK have lots of fun activities for older people to participate in as well.
Information and Advice
Telephone support to help alleviate worry and anxiety, make informed decisions, and guide you to appropriate services.
Visiting Support Service for Older People
This is free extra support for over 65’s when you need it most; particularly when you are experiencing a difficult period, such as bereavement, ill health, financial worries or housing concerns. Support offered:
Hospital Discharge and Admission Avoidance
Furniture or bed move pre-discharge, free keysafe fitting pre-discharge, arranging free transport home, settling home visit on day of discharge, free essential food bag, assessment to identify practical support needs and onward referrals needed, continued practical support, and daily welfare calls for approximately 4 weeks until independent or longer-term support measures are in place. Supports carers.
The following have a fee; please discuss with Age UK CAP to find out more.
Daily contact (Mon-Fri) to check on well-being and do any small errands needed, e.g shopping, telephone calls, opening, reading, dealing with post, making medical appointments and assisting with travel arrangements, posting items for you, watering plants, or linking to other services.
Housework: change bedding, wash, dry and iron bedding, vacuuming, cleaning inside windows, bathrooms and kitchens. Deep cleans may be available. Shopping done, or accompanied shopping.