Your parents don’t just have to rely on the local council or NHS for heath and care services. We’ve detailed the charities who can provide support and offer more choices.
Charity Choice offer a directory to UK-based charities dealing with elderly care & welfare. Whether you are searching for charities relating to elderly care or looking for a more specific area like elderly day-care centres or Alzheimer’s & dementia care, their listings contain all you need to know.
Contact the Elderly
Contact the Elderly is a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face to face contact. They provide group activities that encourage inter- generational links and friendships to develop between older group members and volunteers. They have hundreds of groups meeting every month across England.
As the largest charity for older people in the UK, Age UK runs dedicated local services in the Cheshire area. Age UK Cheshire and Age UK Cheshire East, are brand partners of Age UK but are independent charities in their own right. The services they provide have a local focus and are designed to enrich the lives of older people.
Admiral Nurses, run by charity Dementia UK, are specialist dementia nurses who help families live more positively with dementia. Teams of Admiral Nurses work in the community, as well as in hospitals, hospices and care homes, to empower those living with the condition.
In addition to providing local specialist care, Admiral Nurses also have a national helpline. If you have a question about dementia you can contact an Admiral Nurse by phone or email to seek their advice.
Brightlife is an ambitious partnership working with local agencies from across the voluntary, public and private sector to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst the over 50s in Cheshire West and Chester. Their mission is to establish innovative and engaging projects, activities and networks that bring people together and offer an array of social activities around the area.
Dementia UK provides specialist and compassionate dementia support for families through their Admiral Nurse service. When things become too challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, offering one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions needed.
As the leading charity for people recovering from stroke in the UK, Stroke Association, offers invaluable services for those affected.
Stroke is the UK’s fourth largest cause of death. However, the chances of recovering has doubled over the past 20 years.
Stroke Association researches new treatments as well as providing support services that help those affected by stroke to rebuild their lives. They offer:
- tailored medical support for those leaving hospital
- communication support for people with aphasia
- emotional support and peer support sessions
- exercise-based stroke rehabilitation programmes and post-stroke reviews to allow those recovering to receive a holistic overview of their on-going health needs.
Chester Stroke Recovery Service and Wirral Stroke Recovery Service
Chester Stroke Recovery Service provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke.
Carers Trust For All
This trust provides support to unpaid carers for all all ages and the people they care for every day.
Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust
The Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust aim to make things easier for carers in this area. They deliver a wide range of local support service to meet the needs of carers in the community. They are also able to assist you and your parent regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support.