Older People (Over 55)
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
The Brighton Gay Elderly Mens Society (GEMS) aims to enrich the lives of Older Gay Men in Brighton and Hove over the age of 50, offering a wide range of activities aimed at reducing isolation and providing a safe environment to meet and socialise.
Meets every last Friday of the month from 7-10pm.Find out more »
A community space and café open seven days a week. The Hop 50+ offers a range of activities and social opportunities for people aged 50+, aimed at supporting customers to improve their health and wellbeing, to learn new skills and where people can enjoy good food and company.
Trips and activitiesFind out more »
They organise a number of groups, day trips and activities throughout the month. Download a copy of our trips and activities from their website.
The Horizons Service aims to help older people rebuild confidence and retain independent living following admission to hospital or in order to prevent admission to hospital. Volunteers visit people in their own homes on a weekly basis, usually for a period of up to 6 weeks to help people work towards self selected goals. Goals typically include improving outdoor mobility, regaining confidence using public transport, doing own shopping and banking and resuming social activities in the community.Find out more »
Provides residential, day care and respite for older people with mental health needs For people who live within the Brighton and Hove areaFind out more »