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DIRECTORY OF SERVICES - BEFRIENDING / ISOLATION

WINCHESTER LIVE AT HOME
Winchester Live at Home Scheme is a local charity offering support and friendship to older people living in their own homes;  helping to maintain independent living, improve well-being and reduce isolation.
We provide a variety of social activities every week, including a Walking Group, Men's Pub Lunch Club as well as regular outings to places of interest and an annual holiday.
We provide Volunteer support for people in their own homes through regular befriending visits and our telephone link and shopping services.
We also provide transport to our clubs, for shopping and for one off trips to things such as hairdresser or doctor's appointment.
If you know someone who would benefit from being a Member or you are interested in Volunteering with us then please contact us.

COST: 
LOCATIONS: 
ELIGIBILITY: 
WEBSITE: http://www.wlahs.org/
CONTACT DETAILS:  We welcome self-referrals and referrals from family, friends or professionals. These can be made over the phone by calling 01962 890995 or emailing office@wlahs.org
 
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:   http://www.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:  www.stbw.org.uk/whatson.htm
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:  www.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


 

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