DIRECTORY OF SERVICES - BEFRIENDING / ISOLATION

AGE UK MID HAMPSHIRE
5 Lunch Clubs a week at various venues in Winchester providing a hot balanced meal and social interaction. Transport provided. Chiropody service for those who no longer qualify for this care from Social Services. Help in the Home Scheme providing light domestic cleaning and shopping enabling the frail older persons to remain in their own homes. Social events for the older person in Winchester offering the opportunity to go on outings and holidays. Information and Advice for older people. Befriending, to help reduce loneliness & social isolation.

COST: 
LOCATIONS:  Winchester
ELIGIBILTY:  Minimum age: 60
WEBSITE:   ageuk/midhampshire
CONTACT DETAILS:   01962 871712  Email:   enquiries@ageukmidhampshire.org.uk
 
VOLUNTEER BEFRIENDING SERVICE

Do you know of someone with a chronic or life limiting illness, who is also lonely or isolated?

Our service is to provide Befrienders to visit people, in their own homes, who are affectively struggling with loneliness and illness for company and in the hope of improving feelings of wellbeing.

COST: Free

LOCATIONS: Andover War Memorial Hospital

ELIGIBILITY: Adults

WEBSITE: www.Hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk

 

CONTACT DETAILS: Caroline Nash - 01264 835293 Caroline.Nash@hhft.nhs.uk

THE BEEHIVE
Over 60s social group 11am Wednesdays in the Church Hall
Meet for coffee, chat, play table games and other activities, with occasional lunches and outings throughout the year. Call for information.

COST:   Free
LOCATIONS:   St Barnabas Church, Winchester
ELIGIBILITY:  Over 60s
WEBSITE:  stbw.org.uk
CONTACT DETAILS:  01962 886629   Email:  office@stbw.org.uk
 
ROMSEY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE (JANE SCARTH HOUSE)
The centre provides emotional support, practical help and information to those affected by cancer and their families/carers. All services are provided free of charge to those who are within travelling distance of Romsey and we have street level access.
 
As well as a comprehensive library of information, the centre offers a range of relaxing complimentary therapies and specialist one to one counselling. Meditation techniques and Mindfulness practice are also available.
 
The centre is open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4,30pm.
 
COST:   Free 
LOCATIONS:  Romsey Cancer Support Centre, Jane Scarth House, 39 The Hundred, Romsey, SO51 8GE
ELIGIBILITY:  Within travelling distance of Romsey 
WEBSITE:  janescarthhouse.co.uk
CONTACT DETAILS:  Mobile 07464 548846  Office   01794 830374  Email     sarah@janescarthhouse.co.uk
 
THE KINGFISHER DAY CENTRE

A charity based in Laverstoke (between Whitchurch and Overton).  We offer day services for those who are over 55 and lonely, physically frail or have dementia.  We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9am and 4pm and have a variety of activities on offer.

We also run a lunch club for those who are more able.

Transport can be provided within our catchment area as we have an adapted mini-bus.

COST:  Cost on application 
LOCATIONS:
ELIGIBILITY:  Over 55 (Referrals from Adult Services also)
WEBSITE:  (Details to follow)
CONTACT DETAILS:  Nicola Smith (01256) 893333

 

MHa Communities

MHA Communities provides support and friendship to older people, living in their own homes across Hampshire, to help maintain independence, improve well-being, encourage inclusion and reduce isolation. Our primary aim is to help local older people to live later life well. MHA Communities is part of MHA which has been providing care, accommodation and support services to older people for over 75 years across the country. We are one of the most well-respected care providers in the sector and amongst the largest charities in Britain.

MHA Communities operates across the whole of Hampshire so no matter where you are located we provide services in your area each offering a programme of services that meet the needs of the people in each locality.

These may include:

Remote and online activities

Befriending services

Lunch clubs

Assisted shopping

Activity sessions

Exercise and cheerleading classes

Music and singing groups

Transport support

Outings and holidays and much more to help tackle loneliness and isolation for local older people.

Our scheme locations are:

Basingstoke & East Hampshire

Eastleigh

Gosport & Fareham

Hart & Rushmoor

New Forest

Portsmouth & Havant

Southampton

Test Valley

Winchester

To find out more please visit:

www.mha.org.uk/hampshire

Call us on: 01962 890995

Email: hampshire@mha.org.uk

 
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