We work with other organisations that support the socially isolated and those with dementia, as well as their carers. This allows us to offer continuity of support as our guests’ needs change by signposting to other valuable services.
CARE IN YOUR OWN HOME
Right at Home GF
Its in-house dementia specialists ensure clients are given the best support and advice. CareGivers are recruited based on their caring nature and ability to relate to other people. They undergo comprehensive training before being matched to a client.
Seniors Helping Seniors
Seniors Helping Seniors is an award-winning elderly care service that provides non-medical, in-home help. What makes it different is that the caregivers are seniors themselves. By carefully matching personality, interests and needs, it also allows friendships to flourish.
This provider works across Canterbury, Thanet, Dover, Sandwich, Ashford, Faversham, Folkestone, Guildford, Woking, Godalming, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, West Malling, Brighton and Hove, basically the whole of the south-east and east.
Bertie and Bells Home Care
Bertie and Bells is a small, privately run, Horsham-based company with a family feel. It prides itself on the range and high standard of individualised care and support it provides with its dedicated team of passionate, qualified carers.
Established in 2002 in Poland, Promedica24 is now Europe’s largest provider of in-home assisted living. It offers bespoke packages to suit individual needs right across the UK.
This award-winning service operates across all of the UK with 250 offices and is a worldwide, franchised operation. It provides anything from companionship to specialist health care. They aim to find a carer whose personality and interest are complementary to that of their client.
Home Care Companions
Expert introducers to private, high-calibre, live-in carers and companions, this Horsham-based company operates across the UK and prides itself on providing a lower-cost alternative by cutting out agency fees.
Since setting up in 2004 by a husband and wife team, Paul and Lisa Tarsey, have built one of the UK’s largest providers of care and support for people wanting to stay in their own. home. Options range from check-in visits to full live-in support.
Godalming’s Jubilee House is part of award-winning provider Care UK. It is one of the country’s most successful care-home operators, with more than 35 years of experience.
Rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Jubilee House provides residential and nursing dementia care, as well as sensitive end-of-life care.
Established in 1932, Birtley House is a private, luxury, family-run nursing home with a capacity of up to 47 residents. The Victorian building is set within a 48-acre estate in Bramley, Surrey, and boasts stunning gardens, including a kitchen garden, which provides seasonal produce and flowers for the home. There is even Birtley House Honey, courtesy of the hives managed by Surrey Beekeepers, as well as a range of activities and events indoors and outdoors throughout the year.
The Old Rectory
Part of The Geoghegan Group, The Old Rectory is a 36-bed country house set within mature gardens and situated in the heart of the peaceful village of Ewhurst. Converted in 1989, it is managed by Andrew Geoghegan and offers nursing and respite care.
OTHER DAY CARE PROVIDERS
Age UK Horsham District Daybreak Services
Age UK runs weekly clubs for people with dementia who live in the Horsham district. Critically, this also provides respite for carers. Its small and friendly clubs are run by trained staff and volunteers who are dedicated to provide high-quality, engaging activities. The latter are based around individual’s hobbies, interests and abilities. A hot two-course meal is provided as well as other refreshments.
Mondays, 9.30am-3.30pm, at Lavinia House, Dukes Square, Horsham, RH12 1GZ.
The Hunter Centre
This charity supports those with dementia in Haslemere and surrounding areas. Everyone who feels they could benefit from being in a small, friendly community which understands the problems associated with dementia is welcome. It operates 10am-4pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Most clients have medium to high needs but an assessment is carried out on the first visit for all involved to decide if it is the best place to be.
The Hub Beeding
The Hub, Beeding is a place that connects people in the communities of Upper Beeding, Bramber and Steyning.
It’s the home of the Hub Cafe, where Hub Church meets for worship on Sundays. It is also the base of a number of community-focused initiatives, such as Be Friend Seniors and Friendship Lunches.
For people with memory problems and their carers, this takes place at Rowley’s Community Centre, Cranleigh, GU6 8NT, on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 10.30am until noon. It is led by Barbara, who has many years of experience. The sessions includes refreshments. Contact Carol on 01483 278214 or 07775 865125 for more details. Do stay for snacks or lunch afterwards. You will need to book this on 01483 277155.
This takes place on Friday mornings at Rowley’s Community Centre, from 10.30am-12.30pm. Carers are welcome to come with their loved ones and leave them for a couple of hours. Please contact Carol on 01483 278214 or 07775 865125.
Memory Lane welcomes people with dementia and their carers on the first and third Monday each month, 2.15-4.15pm, at the Cranleigh Arts Centre, GU6 8AS. Be welcomed by music from the past and meet people with similar interests over tea and cakes. For more details contact Michael Wild on 01483 274398 or email email@example.com
MORE USEFUL CONTACTS
The Clavadel Rehab Centre
Owned by The Geoghegan Group, The Clavadel is a specialist post-operative rehabilitation and convalescent care centre in Guildford.
Careline pendant alarms
The Careline personal alarm allows you to continue to live independently knowing that help is at hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Nominated family members, neighbours, friends or the emergency services can be alerted to any problems. It gives you reassurance that help is on its way at the touch of a button. If you live alone, feel vulnerable, are living with a disability, are a victim of crime or are simply nervous about having an accident in your home or garden, the Careline personal alarm can help you regain your confidence and peace of mind.
Storrington Community Partnership
This organisation aims to improve and sustain Storrington and surrounding neighbourhoods for the benefit of local people. It brings together local individuals and groups to develop and deliver community initiatives.
Monetary Solutions provides support for families who are moving a loved one into a care home. Financial adviser Karen MacDonald has more than 30 years of experience. She is accredited by the Society of Later Life Advisers and qualified to advise on later-life planning and equity release. Karen offers advice on future care plans, explaining all the options and implications.