Older persons help

Many older people are not online but if you can call friends and neighbors then here is a useful guide to All services at the bottom of this page. And phones calls can be arranged with permission. Food delivery can be arranged.

Jess Grieves of ageing better has organised a zoom group twice a week for a friendly phone call and she has a list of useful services to tercer to. please contact Jess at jess@weareageingbetter.org.uk

To keep our minds active, the Somers Town History Club are doing online events See www.aspaceforus.club

Help during lockdown:

They are looking for people to collect and send in memories of growing up here and for story tellers for a virtual ‘Spring fair’ on May 30th. please mail somerstownhistory@gmail.om

Useful numbers

Medical issues : Call 111, look on NHS website

Age UK Camden : Emergency food parcels, internet shopping, information and advice, online book club 020 7239 0400 10:00am – 5:00pm

Camden Council Directory: Help with food, prescriptions and other support:https://coronavirus-help.camden.gov.uk/

Need to talk: Silver Line 08004708090  Samaritans 116 123

Social services main duty line (for all Camden Postcodes): 020 7974 4000 option 1

Social Services The Central Team duty (NW1):  020 7974 5111

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect support line: 0333 150 3456

@DementiaUK 0800 888 6678 @CarersUK:0808 808 7777

Care Visions offer therapy for people living with dementia and are putting their sessions online. Please see their email below.

Ø  Age UK Camden have started up a virtual book club. You can find out more information here:https://www.ageuk.org.uk/camden/activities-and-events/book-club/ https://www.ageuk.org.uk/camden/activities-and-events/book-club/

Ø North London Cares have put together a lovely programme which you can do from your home. There is an activity for every day in April.

Ø Life After Hummus and STCA have now set up an emergency food bank for local Somers Town residents. If you would like more information, please call or email me.