New visiting support service for older people

21st July 21

AGE UK CAP Visiting Support Service for Older People Age UK have identified the need for additional support to be made available to older people in Peterborough (this is in addition to it being offered in Hunts, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire).

They are able to provide free extra assistance for those over 65 in Peterborough when they need it most; particularly when they are experiencing a difficult period, such as bereavement, ill health, financial worries or housing concerns.

Someone from the Visiting Support Service for Older People team will listen to your thoughts and wishes and together with you they will plan a desired outcome that helps you to access the services and support networks you need.

The Visiting Support Service for Older People (VSSOP) enables older people to stay independent and maintain health and wellbeing, by providing a service that meets individual need.

The help they offer can include help with forms, benefits, blue badges, organising bills, and with housing choices.

For carers they can help with your caring role. The service can adapt to individual changing needs such as aids and equipment and falls prevention support.

They also can also offer information about social opportunities and how you might access them. The team will decide if support can be given over the phone or if a home visit is needed, staff will have full PPE and socially distance. For more information or support please call 01354 776110 or email [email protected]

You can download a poster about the Visiting Support Service for Older People (VSSOP) here [PDF 616kB]