Elderly Care Resources

Please have a look at www.myageingparent.com a new free UK focused website. This provides the information needed to help those caring older parents, friends and relatives. This website covers a breadth of subjects from keeping healthy, using technology, legal issues, financial issues and accommodation. 

HertsHelp could also be useful: www.hertsdirect.org/hertshelp  Phone 0300 123 4044   They can provide information on services/clubs/groups in the area.

Carers in Hertfordshire exists to support people in their caring role. All their services are free. See 'Being a carer' page for more information on this website or visit website link below:

Tel: 01992 58 69 69 Email: contact@carersinherts.org.uk Visit: www.carersinherts.org.uk

AgeUK Hertfordshire provide a wide range of support. They have trained volunteers that can provide a wide range of help for older people:

  • Hospital discharge scheme. Are you worried about what will happen when you come out, e.g. having adequate food and heating, how to get shopping or get to appointments.
  • ‘Healthwise’, for people with early dementia or depression. Help retaining independence with guidance on healthy eating, exercise, getting out, social interaction.
  • ‘Home Matters’. Guidance with bills, utility companies, budgets, bank accounts, form filling eg blue badge applica-tions, housing and care at home.
  • ‘Visiting scheme’. Once a week a carefully matched volunteer can attend for a chat as well as identify any addi-tional support that may be of benefit.
  • ‘Telephone club’. For support over the phone.
  • Other guidance. For example, leisure and learning opportunities, community transport schemes.

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, Saturday Mornings 8am - 12noon.

Telephone: 0300 345 3446.

Email: info@ageukherts.org.uk