Eastwood Two's Company is a befriending service aimed at older adults who find themselves requiring some extra friendship and support, and this is provided through weekly telephone calls. Volunteers are matched with those who are referred to the service and all volunteers are carefully selected, trained and vetted.
The main criteria is for there to be clear evidence of social isolation and that the service is being requested by the person concerned. Unfortunately, visits cannot be arranged for those where there is a diagnosis of advanced dementia or certain mental health conditions. The service is available to older adults living within Eastwood.
For further information please see Linking Lives Project Eastwood
Befriending Scheme at Eastwood Volunteer Bureau is a visiting service offering company and conversation regularly (weekly or fortnightly) for local people who may be elderly and/or housebound, without family or friends to visit them.
Volunteers are introduced to the person, with the aim of matching interests and personalities.
For further information please see Eastwood Volunteer Bureau
Citizen's Advice Broxtowe
The Eastwood Wellbeing Hub is based at the Library & Information Centre, Wellington Place, Nottingham Road, Eastwood, NG16 3GB, providing free, independent, impartial and confidential advice.
Monday 9.30am – 12.30pm*
Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30pm* with Nottinghamshire Mind to provide an holistic approach
Thursday 1.00pm – 4.00pm*
Monday 10.00am – 1.00pm*
Tuesday 10.00am – 1.00pm*
Thursday 10.00am – 1.00pm*
Friday 10.00am – 1.00pm*
*Please note – you will be triaged on first contact to enable the service to have a better understanding of your problem and deal with it as quickly and efficiently as possible. This may be with a call back, or a face to face appointment.
Other ways of contacting Citizens Advice:
Adviceline – 0800 1448848
Text phone – 0800 1448884
Consumer Line – 03454 040506
For help claiming Universal Credit – 0800 1448444
Text phone – 18001 0800 144 8444
Web chat: citizensadvice
Connect is a free-to-use Community based service offering help when you need it. They offer practical advice and information and can put you in touch with other local services that are best placed to help you deal with whatever issues may affect your independence.
Eastwood Memory Cafe is a registered charity helping those affected by dementia and their carers to live well.
The monthly meeting takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month 12.30-3.00pm at Plumptre Hall behind St Mary's Church Eastwood costing £2 per per person including refreshments. As simple sandwich lunch is available for an extra charge of £3 per person.
A friend/relative/supporter/carer must attend with the person affected by dementia as they are unable to provide respite care.
Please take a look at the website for more information or email email@example.com or phone/text 07847 716759.
Dementia Connect, from the Alzheimer’s Society, is a new personalised dementia support service for anyone affected by dementia.
It connects you with a whole range of dementia support, by phone, online and face to face. So, you’re one call away from someone who gets it. One click away from answers. One conversation away from help. It’s free, easy to access, and puts you in touch with dementia advisers. They will connect you to the support you need, from local help to phone and online advice.
If you or someone you care for needs support, get in touch by
telephone 0333 150 34561
or via the website here
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifeline provides round the clock support through a unit which plugs into your telephone socket. It also includes a discreet alarm which you can wear either as a pendant or wristband.
The Lifeline unit is linked to an accredited Control Centre who you can contact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need assistance by simply pushing the button on the unit or your pendant.
The Broxtowe Borough Council website gives further information on this.
Eastwood Parkinson's Exercise Group meet every Wednesday from 11.15am until 12.30pm at Plumptre Hall, behind St Mary's Church, Eastwood, NG16 3BS.
The exercises are led by instructor Sue Prochnicki and tailored to suit all abilities and designed to improve your strength, balance, breath and muscle control and self-confidence.
The group welcomes anyone with Parkinson's and costs £3 per session, with the 1st taster session free.
For more information please contact Nigel on 07847 367997.