Oakley and Overton Support Directory
Our Support Directory helps you live independently.
Connect to Support Hampshire
Advice on everything from health and wellbeing to carers, managing at home and money matters is available from Connect to Support Hampshire.
Age Concern Hampshire's Information Service
Age Concern Hampshire’s Information Service provides over-50s – and their friends, families and carers – with information on topics such as benefits, housing, finding tradespeople, social activities, day care and personal care at home. The Information Service can also help with form-filling, such as Attendance Allowance or Blue Badge applications.
Telephone: 01962 868545
Chloe Walters from Red Cross comes to Oakley and Overton Surgery waiting rooms on alternate Fridays from 11:00 – 12:00 and can help signpost to many organisations.
Further information from reception and about Red Cross Community Connectors here.
Village Agents (Kingsclere and Overton)
Village Agent volunteers, supported by Age Concern Hampshire, help people – and their family, friends and carers – find the information and support they need to stay living safely and independently.
- Find – Provide information on a range of topics, such as finding help to manage around the home, social activities locally or what government help you may be eligible for
- Help – When appropriate, provide a bit of tailored support to help you connect to the service you need, such as making a phone call or filling in an Attendance Allowance or Blue Badge form
- Connect – Can put you in touch with the right help, such as charities and local support groups, at the right time
You can contact your local Village Agent on:
The Silver Line
Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 0800 4708 090
Older Drivers Forum
The Older Drivers Forum is a not-for-profit organisation made up of experts in road safety aimed at keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer.
They give practical and informative help and support to continue driving or pointing you in the right direction for an assessment to identify your driving needs – from wing mirror adapters to an elevated driving seat.
Call: 01962 846100
Is your driving changing (RoSPA)?
Mobility is vital to maintaining a full and independent life, but as we grow older, our general health and fitness begins to decline. This often causes concern that older drivers may be at a higher risk of being involved in road crashes. Therefore, we need to help people to maintain safe mobility as they get older, says the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) .
If someone is becoming unsafe to drive, it is important that they change the way they drive, or stop driving altogether if necessary. RoSPA’s website, www.olderdrivers.org.uk, has information on the law about driving licences, driving assessments and advice for drivers and family members.
Call: 0808 801 0822