First Contact scheme
First Contact helps those aged over 60 access a range of information to live independently at home and be more mobile.
The scheme uses a simple, quick and easy checklist of questions, which enables staff and volunteers to ascertain the needs of the person.
You can pick up the checklist from South Gloucestershire libraries or One Stop Shops and complete it yourself.
You may prefer to download the First Contact Postcard, complete it and return to the Freepost address on the form.
Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale
The Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale is a questionnaire designed to reveal the everyday ability of people who have memory difficulties of one form or another.
Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 0800 4708 090
Contact the Elderly
Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon gatherings for small groups of older people aged 75 and over who are dealing with loneliness and social isolation. Once a month, normally on a Sunday afternoon, each older guest is collected from their home by a Volunteer Driver, and taken to a Volunteer Host’s home, where they join a small group for refreshments, talk and companionship. The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the charity’s drivers and older guests remain the same. This means that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.
Telephone: 01225 873 812
The Retreat Memory Café – Soundwell
The café runs on the second Monday of every month and is open to those with dementia, and their carers. There are fun activities, crafts, singing and invited speakers. It’s a great opportunity to meet, socialise and relax in a caring environment.
Telephone: 01454 868570