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Older People (Over 55)

  • My Life Brighton & Hove Online Directory

    Supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Clinical commissioning Group, My Life is an online directory listing local Brighton and Hove as well as national organisations and services to support everyday living.

    The directory separates out services into easily navigable categories, helping you find the right organisation for your specific needs.

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  • Age UK (Brighton, Hove, Portslade) – Advice line

    The Age UK phoneline offers general information and advice on a wide range of issues for older people, including welfare benefits, bereavement, legal help, information and advice on care home issues, money matters, consumer and utility bill issues and many other areas. Face to face appointments available as well.

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  • Age UK (Brighton, Hove, Portslade) – Counselling

    Age UK Brighton & Hove offer a wide range of services for older people that cover the area of Brighton and Hove. These may include information and advice, a crisis service, Horizons (providing practical support to older people following discharge from hospital, or to prevent admission to hospital), nail cutting, advocacy, help at home, counselling, computer drop-in, and various group activities.

    Age UK requests donations in the region of £10-£25 for counselling sessions, but if you can’t afford that then you can discuss this with the service and arrange to pay what you can afford.

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  • Age UK – Bereavement

    Printable booklets on bereavement and advice on what to do when someone dies. Telephone helpline on practical advice such as how to manage benefits and financial matters as well as support for emotional matters.

    Services provided: Counselling for dealing with bereavement, depression, anxiety, etc. either at home or at the office.

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  • Befriending Brighton and Hove

    Befinding Brighton and Hove are a group of organisations that provide befriending services to a wide range of people at risk of isolation and loneliness in the city.

    This coalition has been set up to create a central Contact Point for people interested in recieving befriending services, and those that are interested in volunteering in a befriending role.

    Use the Contact Point to:

    • Find a befriender
    • To volunteer
    • To find the group for you
    Befriending is…

    Quite simply a relationship between a volunteer befriender and someone who is at risk of isolation or loneliness. Befriending relationships can change the lives of both the befriender and the person they visit. These mutually rewarding relationships are organised and supported by experienced and skilled befriending organisations who ensure that that the partnerships are effective, safe and structured.

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  • Brunswick Ward at Millview Hospital

    Brunswick Ward is an inpatient ward at Millview Hospital in Hove run by the Sussex Partnership Trust. Brunswick Ward provides intensive inpatient assessment and treatment for people with dementia who are experiencing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia which cannot be managed in the community.

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  • De-Cafe – Bevendean

    A free drop-in for people who live with dementia.

    Light refreshments, entertainment and practical support – all welcome! Hear the experiences of others, share stories and ideas, ask the professionals questions.

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  • De-Cafe – Brighton

    A free drop-in for people who live with dementia.

    Light refreshments, entertainment and practical support – all welcome! Hear the experiences of others, share stories and ideas, ask the professionals questions.

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  • De-Cafe – Hove

    A free drop-in for people who live with dementia.

    Light refreshments, entertainment and practical support – all welcome! Hear the experiences of others, share stories and ideas, ask the professionals questions.

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  • EAC FirstStop National Advice Line

    Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) is a national charity which aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs. They run an independent, free and confidential telephone helpline called EAC FirstStop Advice, providing advice and information for older people, their families and carers about accommodation (including care homes), care options and related financial matters and rights in later life.

    You can contact them by telephone, e-mail, post, or the contact form on the website.

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