St George’s Hospital Directory of Services

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Age Space offers a directory of information services for people caring for elderly parents. Covering care givers, financial and legal information to information on useful products for the elderly.

Age UK is dedicated to supporting people in later life. They offer an extensive range of advice on a wide variety of issues such as accessing healthcare, housing, residential care and finances.

T: 0800 678 1602
E: Online form
W: ageuk.org.uk

Age UK is dedicated to supporting people in later life. They offer an extensive range of advice on a wide variety of issues such as accessing healthcare, housing, residential care and finances.

T: 020 8877 8940
E: info@ageukwandsworth.org.uk
W: ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth

The British Legion supports serving and ex-serving personnel all year round, every day of the week.

T: 0808 802 8080
E: info@britishlegion.org.uk
W: britishlegion.org.uk

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Friends of the Elderly have been supporting older people for over 100 years. From serving up ‘Penny Dinners’ to WWI veterans, to pioneering innovations in dementia care, supporting older people is at the heart of what Friends of the Elderly does.

T: 020 7730 8263
E: enquiries@fote.org.uk
W: fote.org.uk

Independent Age can provide clear, free and impartial advice on a large variety of issues, including care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.

T: 0800 319 6789
E: charity@independentage.org
W: independentage.org

My Home Life is a UK wide initiative that promotes quality of life and delivers positive change in care homes for older people. They provide a range of information and resources for older people and their family when they are looking for care homes.

T: 0207 040 5776
E: mhl@city.ac.uk
W: myhomelife.org.uk

The Older Peoples Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) believes that there are specific circumstances where all individuals must have a right to the support of an independent advocate to ensure that their own interests and preferences are acknowledged and addressed. Although OPAAL does not provide advocacy services itself, their website can be used to help you locate an appropriate service near to where you live.

E: admin@opaal.org.uk
W: opaal.org.uk

The Red Cross offers a variety of practical, local and emotional support across the UK and internationally. This includes help with loneliness, cost of living or returning home after a hospital stay. The Red Cross also hire out wheelchairs or other practical equipment.

T: 0808 196 3651
W: redcross.org.uk

Care and support for the elderly population – reducing loneliness amongst older people by bringing generations together in friendship and shared experiences.

T: 0800 716 543
W: reengage.org.uk

Care and support for the elderly population – reducing loneliness amongst older people by bringing generations together in friendship and shared experiences.

T: 0800 716 543
W: reengage.org.uk

UK National volunteer charity

E: comments@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
T: 0330 555 0310
W: royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

TeleCareline is a 24 hour service that provides and monitors a range of equipment and sensors. These can be worn, or put in a person’s home to help them remain independent. When alarms go off, support is provided, which can be from a neighbour or friend, a service organised by TeleCareline or the emergency services.

T: 0800 635 7000
E: support@telecarechoice.co.uk
W: telecarechoice.co.uk