Local councils or the NHS, are not the only health and care services your parents need to reply on. We’ve detailed some charities who can provide support and offer more choices.
Charity Choice provides a directory of 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 to 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 Merseyside area. Age UK Mid Mersey is a brand partner of Age UK but is an independent charity in its own right. The services it provides has a local focus and is designed to enrich the lives of older people.
Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton is a charity dedicated to protecting and promoting the wellbeing of people aged 50+. Established in 1928, they provide a range of direct services which make life better for local older people.
Companionship / Befriending
Housing Care offer a list of organisations who offer friendship and companionship to socially isolated and housebound older people living in their own homes.
The Bridge Community Centre
The Bridge Community Centre offers a variety of activities and support to the local community, welcoming residents from all areas and post codes. They have an open door policy and are proud to welcome as many people as they can from all areas, including the general public, people with mental health related issues, autism, learning disabilities, older people and dementia suffers. There are a wide variety of courses and activities available too. There is also a drop-in facility with an on-site café.
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 giving practical solutions.
Memory Lane – Knowsley Dementia Care Support
Memory Lane’s aim is to provide emotional and practical support to carers, and the people they care for with dementia, through respite groups, functions and advice. They also endeavour to provide stimulating care for those suffering with dementia.
Carers Trust For All
This trust provides support to unpaid carers for all ages and the people they care for every day. Looking after an elderly parent, relative or friend takes up a lot of time. You can easily become a full-time unpaid carer, before you realise it. Carers Trust 4 All is there to help. They offer you the support you need, when you need it. Whether it’s simply a little advice, some practical help or a break from your caring responsibilities.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
The CWP provides mental health, substance misuse, learning disability and community physical health services. These services are provided in partnership with commissioners, local authorities, voluntary and independent organisations, people who use our services and their carers. We also provide specialist services within Liverpool, Sefton, Bolton, Warrington, Halton and Trafford.