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Queen Edith’s Community News – Winter 2018/19 Issue

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Guide To Local Health And Social Services For Older Adults 2019

The listing of local health and social services for older adults in the Queen Edith’s area has been put together from some excellent research by the Patient Group of the Queen Edith Medical Practice who have created a directory of activities, day centres, care in the home, health support, home adaptations and much more. Thanks to the team for letting us use their efforts. Find out more and download their published guide here.

Age UK

Provides free information about benefits, housing and community care, as well as home help, cleaning laundry, ironing and gardening.
Telephone: 0300 666 9860
Email infoandadvice@ageukcap.org.uk
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Age UK visiting scheme

Weekly visitor or telephone call. Contact Dee Potter.
Telephone: 01354 691 898
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Bereavement Care Services

Help and support from Addenbrooke’s Hospital for those families whose loved ones have died in the hospital.
Telephone: 01223 217 537 (extension 3537)
Email bereavementcareservices@addenbrookes.nhs.uk
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British Red Cross

Short term loans of mobility aids, wheel chairs, commodes and frames. No need for medical referral. Unit C 511, Coldhams Lane, Cambridge. Open Tues, Wed and Fri. 9.15am to 3pm.
Telephone: 01223 868 696
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Cambridge Bereavement Services

City Council service offering advice and help in making funeral arrangements.
Telephone: 01223 458 000
Email bereavementservices@cambridge.gov.uk
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Cambridge City Council

The City Council’s community alarm service installs a pendant alarm in your home which, when pressed, contacts a response centre to notify us that you need help.
Telephone: 01223 457 199
Email independent.living@cambridge.gov.uk
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Cambridge Dial-a-Ride

For people who find it difficult to access public transport. Membership required.
Telephone: 01223 506 335
Email camdar05@hotmail.co.uk
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Cambridge Money Advice Centre

Free and confidential face to face debt advice. Appointment required.
Telephone: 01223 727 455
Email office.mac.cambridge@gmail.com
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Cambridge Samaritans

A safe place to talk any time you like, in your own way.
Telephone: 01223 364 455
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Cambridge Student Community Action

Weekly visit by a student befriender during term time.
Telephone: 01223 350 365
Email mail@cambridgesca.org.uk
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Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme

Charity offering general advice regarding security and fitting security equipment.
Telephone: 01480 413 311
Email sas@cpstrust.org
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Cambridgeshire Celebrates Age

Brochure of activities for over 50s, listed by ward.
Telephone: 07756 490 072
Email celebratesage@gmail.com
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Cambridgeshire County Council

The Technology Enabled Care team can help you remain independent in your own home with assistive technology, detectors and telehealthcare equipment. Anyone can refer themselves for an assessment. Equipment loans are free of charge.
Telephone: 01480 378 160
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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Safe and Well Visits and home Fire Safety Checks are available to the most vulnerable.
Telephone: 0800 917 9994
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Cambridgeshire Handyperson Service

Age UK service aims to prevent falls and accidents with a free Personal Assessment, Home Safety Check and arranging small jobs.
Telephone: 01480 700 205
Email chp@ageukcap.org.uk
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Cambridgeshire Home Improvement Agency

Advice and assistance to help repair, improve, maintain or adapt your home to meet changing needs.
Telephone: 01954 713 330
Email hia@cambshia.org
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Cambridgeshire.net

Online directory of a wide range of activities such as volunteering, learning musical instruments, exercise etc. Enter your postcode and select an activity.
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Cambs & Peterborough Foundation Trust

The Psychological Wellbeing Service gives access to Psychological Therapies services for mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders. Self-referral available or via GP.
Telephone: 0300 300 0055
Email selfreferIAPT@cpft.nhs.uk
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CAMMS Meals on Wheels

Provides hot meals for the elderly, infirm and those who are temporarily unable to prepare meals for themselves. St Matthews St, Cambridge.
Telephone: 01223 314 288
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Cherry Trees Day Centre

St Matthew’s Street, Cambridge. Activities, talks, outings for over 65s. Lunches and refreshments Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Telephone: 01223 361 766
Email dayclubs@ageukcap.org.uk
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Citizen’s Advice

Cambridge and District Citizens Advice Bureau offers free independent and confidential help and advice, Mon to Fri 9.15am to 12.45pm, at 66 Devonshire Road.
Telephone: 0344 848 7979 (2pm to 4pm)
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City Council Visiting Support Service

The City Council’s Visiting Support service (formerly the 65+ scheme) is available for all Cambridge residents aged over 65, and aims to connect older people with services that help you remain independent and socially active, while making sure you have access to the care and support you need.
Telephone: 01223 457 199
Email independent.living@cambridge.gov.uk
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Contact The Elderly

Monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, in and around Cambridge, with transport provided if needed. More information:
Telephone: 0207 078 8998
Email georgina.sells@contact-the-elderly.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care Cambridge

Confidential one to one meetings, telephone support and group support from trained bereavement support volunteers. Mon-Fri 9.30am to 1.30pm.
Telephone: 01223 633 536
Email cambridge@cruse.org.uk
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Disabled Living Foundation

Living Made Easy is a website giving advice and information on providers of independent living equipment, with over 11,000 daily living products from 950 suppliers.
Telephone: 0300 999 0004
Email info@dlf.org.uk
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Dunstan Court

Wulfstan Way, Cambridge. Lunches Monday to Sunday 12 to 1pm. Contact in advance for lunch availability.
Telephone: 01223 241 330
Email denise.taylor@chsgroup.org.uk

Falls Prevention

Everyone Health offers an NHS-approved falls assessment and will develop a personalised action plan.
Telephone: 0333 005 0093
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Forever Active

Classes such as Tap Dancing for beginners and improvers, and Strength and Balance. Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre.
Telephone: 01223 571 431
Email enquiries@forever-active.org.uk
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Future Care Solutions

Services within the home environment from short support visits to comprehensive packages of care.
Telephone: 01223 882 681
Email info@futurecaresolutions.co.uk
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Home Instead Senior Care

Wide range of services including companionship, home help and personal services.
Telephone: 01480 576 737
Email mike.francis@homeinstead.co.uk
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Independent Age

Weekly visit by a volunteer. Fact sheets available also on money, housing, health, personal life, support and care, future planning.
Telephone: 0800 319 6789
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Library at Home

A service for those housebound through health problems, or because they have full time (unpaid) caring duties. Monthly visits from a volunteer to bring library books.
Telephone: 0345 045 5225 or ask at the library.
Email volunteers@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
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Lifecraft – Life Line

Telephone helpline for mental distress, 7pm to 11pm every day.
Telephone: 0808 808 2121
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Mature Movers

Exercise and dance for the over 50s. Queen Edith Chapel.
Telephone: 01223 870 711
Email valford40@hotmail.co.uk

Mind in Cambridgeshire (CPSL)

Wide range of services to support those recovering from mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393
Email info@mind.org.uk
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NHS First Response Service

The FRS provides 24-hour access, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice and support.
Telephone: 111 Option 2
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NRS Healthcare Safe+Well Service

Service to help choose the best daily living aids, suggest places to buy them, and let you know where you can try them out locally.
Telephone: 01480 415 719
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Oakhouse Foods

Frozen meal delivery once per week.
Telephone: 0333 370 6700
Email cambridgeshire@oakhousefoods.co.uk
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SANEline

Specialist mental/emotional support, 4.30 to 10.30pm every day.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000
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Shopmobility

Use of wheelchair or scooter for shopping areas.
Telephone: 01223 457452 (Grand Arcade) or 01223 461858 (Grafton Centre East)
Email shopmobility@cambridge.gov.uk
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St Martin’s Day Centre

Suez Road, Cambridge. Activities for older adults. Lunch and refreshments. Monday to Friday.
Telephone: 01223 508 080
Email centre@stm.org.uk
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St Paul’s Centre

Hills Road. Lunches Fridays 12.30 to 2pm.
Telephone: 01223 576 899
Email hello@stpaulscambridge.org.uk
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Taxicard

City Council help towards cost of taxis for those on low incomes.
Telephone: 01223 457 200
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The Evelyn Charnley Memorial Lunch Club

Queen Edith Chapel, Wulfstan Way. Bring and share lunches on a Wednesday once a month. 12 to 2pm. More from COPE on
Telephone: 01223 364 303
Email cambridgecope@hotmail.co.uk
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Wesley Church Lunch Club

Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces. Friday social group for senior citizens. Refreshments 11am, Lunch 12 to 1.45pm.
Telephone: 01223 352115
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Wiltshire Farm Foods

Frozen meal delivery once per week.
Telephone: 01371 876 970
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Additional Information

Adult Care and Support Services Guide 2018 is a booklet produced by Cambridgeshire County Council, available in libraries and from the Queen Edith Medical Practice.

Healthwatch is the independent organisation representing users of health and social care services in Cambridgeshire. Telephone: 01480 420628

The Health & Wellbeing Network is an independent advice service aiming to provide simple access and a ‘One Stop Shop’ to the voluntary sector. Telephone: 0300 666 0142

Lifecraft’s Mental Health Handbook provides support and information for people with mental health issues, their carers and mental health professionals in Cambridgeshire. Telephone: 01223 566 957

The Carer’s Trust supports family carers of all ages across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. Telephone: 01480 499090

Care Network provides information and advice through its Community Navigator services. Telephone: 01223 300460

The National Association of Patient Participation Groups (NAPP) promotes and supports patient participation in primary care.

Cambridgeshire Older People’s Enterprise Forum (COPE) has a useful newsletter available to members. Telephone: 01223 364303

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