Age UK CAP Carer Support

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Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (CAP) is dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They offer several services that help support carers of older people.

How to contact

Where to go

Ambury Road
Huntingdon
PE29 1AD

Age UK CAP (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough) offer a wide range of services that can help you as a carer. Click on the title of each to be taken to the relevant webpage on their site for more information.

Age UK CAP has lots of fun activities for older people to participate in as well.

Information and Advice
Telephone support to help alleviate worry and anxiety, make informed decisions, and guide you to appropriate services.

Hospital Discharge and Admission Avoidance
Furniture or bed move pre-discharge, free keysafe fitting pre-discharge, arranging free transport home, settling home visit on day of discharge, free essential food bag, assessment to identify practical support needs and onward referrals needed, continued practical support, and daily welfare calls for approximately 4 weeks until independent or longer-term support measures are in place. Supports carers.

The following have a fee; please discuss with Age UK CAP to find out more.

Community Wardens
Daily contact (Mon-Fri) to check on well-being and do any small errands needed, e.g. shopping, telephone calls, opening, reading, dealing with post, making medical appointments and assisting with travel arrangements, posting items for you, watering plants, or linking to other services. Can support carers.

Handyperson Service
Delivering practical solutions to people living in their own home, so they can remain safe, independent and enjoy it more. For example: falls prevention, general DIY, home energy checks and actions to reduce your energy bills, and making adaptions to your home, or garden that can help you to move about such as grabrails and additional stair banisters.

 

Carers can also benefit from respite when their older loved one participates in one of Age UK CAP’s social opportunities:

  • Day Services
    Attending a venue to reduce isolation and loneliness, make friends, join in activities and entertainment. Hot meal and beverages.
  • Friendship Clubs
    Attending a club to reduce isolation and loneliness, make friends, join in activities and entertainment. Some clubs offer a hot meal. Run by volunteer club members.
  • Sharing Time
    Free home visits to reduce isolation and loneliness, providing one to one companionship/friendship. Chatting, sharing hobbies and interests, a listening ear.

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