AWARD-WINNING ELDERLY CARE IN CANTERBURY and Surrounding areas
Here you will find recommendations about elderly care resources, including Safe Care and COVID-19 guidelines, around Canterbury, Kent.
With over 20 years’ experience using elderly care resources and specifically serving the local communities of East Kent, (Canterbury, Whitstable, Thanet, Sandwich, Dover, Deal, Folkestone and surrounding areas) since 2013, Seniors Helping Seniors are experts in our field.
We have a different perspective on elderly care. Whether you’re a senior yourself or you’re someone who cares for seniors, we hope these resources will help.
We recommend the following Elderly care resources including Safe Care and COVID-19 guidelines around Canterbury, Kent to anyone who is involved in elderly care in Canterbury, Thanet, Dover, Deal, Sandwich and Folkestone.
Local guidelines regarding Covid-19 are updated here
Call us for advice 01227 454 900
Symptom- free tests
Living and working in Kent makes you eligible for COVID-19 test without symptoms
Click here to book your free test in Canterbury, Thanet and Folkestone: We recommend the service. You will do the swab yourself in a booth and the booths will be cleaned after each use. Results are as fast as advertised on the website!
From 29th March 2021 the road out of National lockdown began
From 29 March:
- you can meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
- you can take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be able to reopen)
Keeping yourself and others safe
You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.
You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Vulnerable people are able to accept support
Age is used to define vulnerability because of the data and the history of COVID-19 so far.
‘Clinically Extremely Vulnerable’ refers to health conditions (See here for more details on classifications)
Clinically vulnerable can expect a letter from your GP regarding your instructions.
You are expected to follow the guidelines
We are here to help you
The COVID-19 Vaccine is being rolled out in our area. You will be contacted when it is your turn and we can accompany you and support you.
We are doing all we can to have up to date information on each GP’s rollout plans and we urge you to support the effort by not contacting your GP direct at this time.
Seniors Helping Seniors achieved the S.A.F.E Care badge October 2020 and we are standing by to help you.
General information for people looking out for the elderly in and around Canterbury
Autumna Care With a focus on self-funding families, Autumna supports all elder care enquiries through a website which has useful search function and they have an advice line that operates 7 days a week. Get in touch and speak with Debbie or any member of her team on 01892 335 330
Age UK – Canterbury
Age UK – Thanet
Age UK – Sandwich
Age UK – Herne Bay
Kings Recreation – Recreation Centre, offering swimming, fitness and sport facilities and an excellent exercise referral team. We help clients with GP referrals and accompany them to classes as required.
Connect Well – Linking health & community in East Kent
Bright Shadow Innovative arts organisation – great activities
John’s Campaign – Advice about carers staying in hospital with people to advocate and assist. Collaboration between the patients and those closest to them is crucial to health and well-being and it applies to all settings
Kent County Council information about services including Walking and Exercise referral programmes
One You Kent – A self help service on staying active
Renaissance Gym Gentle gym A tailor made gym for quiet exercise email firstname.lastname@example.org
The over 60’s Community Service – 01227 456 616 – (Northgate ward & Canterbury District) – No website
Silver line – Help line for older people
Alzheimer’s Society – The UK’s leading support service and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them
Parkinson’s UK – Support and research charity
The Money Advice Centre – Free and independent Money advice on care and other topics
The Beaney Museum for great workshops, exhibitions and events
Beach access scheme hire custom wheelchairs for our local beaches
Feldenkrais courses and online tuition – Maria De Souza runs classes locally. email email@example.com or call 07941725876
Seated Yoga at Canterbury Yoga studio. Tailor made courses. Contact Susan Jeffery by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01227 454 900
Keeping healthy in all weathers – NHS
Keep well – self-screening to monitor risks of malnutrition (BAPEN)
Campaign to end loneliness – Help and information on loneliness
Sing for your life – Improving the health and wellbeing for older people through music
Independent Age – Advice and support for older age
Contact The Elderly – Companion service
Turn to us – Benefits and grants
MNT – Medical News Today
Design 2 Enable – Stay active with style. Outstanding products to support mosts conditions that are enouragingly stylish and well thought out. A great company to support- wonderful customer service too.
The Able Label – Stylish and inspiring fashion to make dressing easier for independent living
Join Dementia Research – For research info and access to drug trials
JC Proposals – The proposal
Care Charts UK – Remember-I’m-Me™ Care charts based on symbols
Sporting Memories Network – Improving the wellbeing of people through reminisence
Playlist for Life – Connecting music, people and memories
Nutrition and dementia – Alzheimer’s Disease International
This is me – Tool for people with dementia receiving professional care
Pippa Kelly – leading author and campaigner for dementia related information and issues
Press releases and News articles
See our Blogs and News & Events Page
Paid for help services
3 Rings – Contact service
Life Line – 24 hour personal alarm (Canterbury)
SOLLA – Society of later life advisers
Care – Support – Services
Health Watch – Your spotlight on health and social care services
Dementia Friends – Make life better for people with dementia (Seniors Helping Seniors Canterbury is a Dementia Friends Champion. We run free information sessions)
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