Action on Elder Abuse
Tel: Helpline: 0808 808 8141 Republic of Ireland: 1800 940010
PO Box 60001, Streatham, SW16 9BY
A national organisation giving help and information to all concerned about the abuse of older people.
Tel: Age UK Advise: 0800 169 6565
FREEPOST (SWB 30375), Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7ZZ
Helpline open: 8am-7pm 365 days
There are over 1000 Age Concern branches in the country which offer companionship, help, advice and a wide range of services.
Age Concern Aid Call
Tel: Freephone HelpLine: 0800 009 966.
Linhay House, Linhay Business Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7UP
Helpline open: 8am-7pm 365 days.
Northern Ireland Freephone Helpline: 0808 100 4545.
Provides an alarm service which is available 24 hours a day, for people who want to live in their own home, but are worried about what would happen in the event of an accident or crisis.
Tel: 020 8318 9105.
The Reminiscence Centre 11 Blackheath Village, London, SE3 9LA
Lines Open: Monday to Friday 10am-5pm/Saturday 10am-4pm
Runs a theatre, sells books, holds exhibitions and offers a training programme for those who wish to develop stimulating ways of working with elderly people.
Tel: 0845 300 0336.
Devon House, 58 St Katherine's Way, London, E1W 1LB
Lines open: Monday to Friday 8.30am-6.30pm.
Campaigns for improvements in opportunities and conditions for older people. Also includes advice, counselling and educational and leisure activities.
Tel: 24 hr Helpline: 0808 808 3000.
22, Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7RN
Contact the Elderly
Tel: Freephone: 0800 716 543.
15 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8QG
Provides companionship to lonely elderly people aged 70 and above who live alone and have no family or friends nearby, by regular contact in the form of a monthly outing to a host's home.
Tel: 0131 657 2000
Charis House, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh EH15 2SR
A social care agency for Scotland, providing care and support. Part of the Church of Scotland but available to people of all faiths or none at all.
Counsel and Care
Tel: Free Advice Line. 0845 300 7585.
Twyman House, 16 Bonny Street, London, NW1 9PG
A free advisory service for older people and carers, specialising in housing, residential and nursing care.
Tel: 020 7605 4200
6 Avonmore Road, London W14 8RL
Provides support, friendship and financial help in times of crisis, to people over 70 who are experiencing financial difficulty living independently.
Tel: 01483 301170
9 Chesham Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3LS
Aims to encourage and assist people to prepare for an active and fulfilling retirement.
National Association of Widows
Tel: Tel: 024 7663 4848 (answerphone at times)
48 Queens Road, Coventry, CV1 3EH
A self-help organisation, run by widows for widows, that offers comfort, friendship and a listening ear to widows and unmarried women who have lost a partner.
Respond Elders Project
Tel: Free Helpline: 0808 808 0700.
24-32 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD
Lines open: Wednesday 2pm to 5pm & Thursday 2pm to 5pm
Offers a range of services to older people who are experiencing trauma, loss, abuse or other emotional difficulties with learning disabilities, their families, paid carers and professionals. Advice and information on any issues related to ageing and learning disability
Tel: Helpline: 01708 765200.
PO Box 2860, Ilford, Essex RM7 1JA
Provides a confidential telephone helpline, offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.
The Bereavement Register
Tel: 01732 467940. 24hr automated message service: 0800 082 1230
Freepost, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1XR
The Bereavement Register is a service specifically designed to remove from databases and mailing files, the names and addresses of people who have died. Consumers can register online, by phone or by picking up a leaflet at their local funeral directors. They can also write to the above address.