Local services within Cheltenham and the Cotswolds
Here at Home Instead Senior Care Cheltenham and Cotswolds, we are proud to work alongside local services in the Gloucestershire area to ensure everyone gets the support and advice they need. If you are in need of help and not sure who you may need to talk to, please give us a call on 01242 513203 and we will do our best to signpost you to the relevant local service.
Find below a few of the local services available to you within Gloucestershire.
AGE UK Gloucestershire
Our ambition is to make Gloucestershire the best county in which to grow older. We want this to be the case for all people regardless of their background or circumstances.
We see ageing as something that our society should value; growing older is not just a fact of life, it is something that brings opportunities for individuals and our community as a whole.
A key part of our work is bringing about a change in people’s attitudes and experiences, so that everyone shares our positive view of growing older. We’re doing this because negative attitudes towards age and ageing have a damaging impact on the health and well-being of older people.
Through our projects and services, we help people to navigate later life, live independently at home for as long as they wish to and connect socially within their community.
By enabling people to make informed choices, working with others in an innovative way and by challenging unhelpful social attitudes, we can build a fairer society and a better Gloucestershire – for everyone.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity.
We campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.
The problem: Too many people face dementia alone. People with dementia have told us how difficult it is to find out who to turn to or where to go for information and support.
The solution: Our wide range of support services ensures nobody should have to face dementia alone.
How we support people affected by dementia
Dementia Connect - Our innovative Dementia Connect service will transform the support people receive and will provide the right support in the best way for each individual person. Combining face-to-face support with telephone and online advice and information offered by specially trained Dementia Advisers.
Our expert Dementia Advisers and trained volunteers are available to speak to by phone or face-to-face. They help people with dementia take back control of their lives and remain independent for longer.
As part of Dementia Connect, our Side by Side volunteers already support people with dementia to be active in their community and continue to do what they love.
Dementia Connect is currently being tested and will be rolled out over the next few years.
National Dementia Helpline – You can call our helpline on 0300 222 11 22. It is open seven days a week providing information, advice and emotional support to anyone affected by dementia.
Talking Point – Our online community is a place where you can ask questions, share experiences and get information and practical tips on living with dementia. It’s free to use, open 24 hours a day and all you need is an internet connection.
Find support near you – Our comprehensive directory allows you to find advice and information support services. Simply enter your postcode or location.
If you would like more information about any of our services, please get in touch.
T: 01452 525222
Alzheimer’s Society (Home Support Services)
2 Bank House
Bonds Mill Estate
T: 01453 791830
Cotswold Riding for the Disabled Association
Cotswold Riding for the Disabled is more than a riding school. We have created a community of people who come together to ride ponies, or to help others to ride ponies. We are united by a strong sense that contact with ponies can offer excellent therapy to young and old who live with a disability.
We can see the physical benefits to the individuals who ride with us, and we can also measure the improvements in confidence, social skills and enjoyment!
Tea with a Pony
Are you or someone you know living with dementia or other disabilities? Then why not join us at our riding arena in the heart of Cheltenham Racecourse, and enjoy a brand new experience.
You can watch one of our weekday group riding lessons whilst enjoying a lovely cup of tea or coffee with a slice of cake, before meeting one of the ponies. Family members are welcome to come along and join us to revisit memories and create new experiences together.
Your journey starts with enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake whilst watching a riding lesson for around 20 minutes. After the lesson you will spend around 10 minutes meeting and stroking our ponies before walking through our stables and tack room, taking in the sights and smells of the stable yard. The session will finish up with a gentle walk through our sensory garden, amongst fragrant and tactile plants.
We make a small charge of £10.00 for an individual together with one accompanying family member or carer.
Motor Neurone Disease Association Gloucestershire Branch
The Motor Neurone Disease Association Gloucestershire Branch is run entirely by volunteers, from the Committee Members through to the Association Visitors and Fundraisers, we provide valuable resources and help to those effected by MND within Gloucestershire.
Our Association Visitors volunteer their time to be able to support those living with MND and their families throughout their journey. AV's visit those living with MND individually to ensure they can help and guide wherever possible. The branch runs support groups each month to help those with MND and their careers, offering a safe space for questions and support. We would love you to come and join us at one of our Support Group meetings where you can meet others living with MND, their carers or their family and friends. In fact anyone who has been touched in some way by the disease is welcome to share experiences over a cup of tea or coffee in a relaxed and friendly setting. Refreshments are provided free of charge for people living with MND and a family member or carer. Whether you are able to pop along for 10 minutes or stay for 2 hours it would be great to see you.
When someone donates or fundraises for the Gloucestershire branch the money is used to help adapt people’s homes, provide transport to support groups and appointments, short breaks and counselling to name just a few ways, read the full list on our website: http://mndgloucestershire.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/where-does-your-money-go/
We solely rely on our incredible volunteers who go above and beyond to ensure we reach everyone within Gloucestershire that is living with this cruel and incurable disease and all of the money raised is given back to those who need it.