This page includes links to CHEER publications and to local organisations and other services which may be of benefit to elderly people and their carers.  CHEER is not responsible for the contents of external websites or for any goods facilities or services which may be provided by the organisations concerned.

CHEER publications:

Accounts

Trustees' annual reports

Newsletters and reports

Leaflets

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Elmbridge Borough Council Community Support Services: information about community centres, community transport,  gardening service, relief carers scheme, meals on wheels and other local authority and voluntary sector services of interest to elderly residents.

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If you need information and advice on benefits, social networks, health issues or support for carers, please visit www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk for answers on such questions as:


• What benefits am I eligible for?
• How can I find out about local support groups?
• What do I do if I have to go into hospital but I look after someone at home?
• How can I find a good home care agency close to where I live?
• My mum is showing signs of memory loss. What should I do?

or call the Adult Social Care helpline on 0300 200 1005.

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Tips on benefits, transport concessions, TV licence discounts, winter fuel payments, pension credits, council tax support, NHS health costs, grants for disabilities and caregiving, bereavement and other topics of interest to older people and their relatives.

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The Surrey Reuse Network offers a wide range of good quality items at affordable prices. Made up of a group of six charities, the network aims to find new homes for donated furniture and kitchen appliances, as well as offering training and employment opportunities and helping local families in need.

To find your nearest reuse showroom call 0800 082 0180 or visit www.surreyreusenetwork.org.uk

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Rex House
William Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 4QZ

Tel: 01483 503414

www.acsurrey.org.uk

Offers information and advice, advocacy, home services, computer drop-in and access to national Age UK services.

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Visiting Friends West Elmbridge
Walton Centre
Manor Road
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
KT12 2PB

T. 01932 228 631
welmbridge@visitingfriends.fote.org.uk

Visiting Friends West Elmbridge, affiliated to the national Friends of the Elderly charity, offer a befriending service similar to CHEER's for residents of Elmbridge who fall outside CHEER's area of service.

www.fote.org.uk/our-services/community-services/visiting-friends.aspx


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Information about available government benefits, including winter fuel and cold weather payments, energy grants, council tax reduction and free or discounted TV licences.

https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/heating


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Tips on healthy eating for older people and finding a nutritionist.

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Digital UK is the not-for-profit company leading the UK’s switchover to digital television.

The last analogue TV signal in the UK was switched off on 24 October 2012.

Digital UK can help you convert your TV to digital if you:

* are aged 75 or over, or
* get or could get Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Constant Attendance Allowance or
mobility supplement, or
* have lived in a care home for six months or more, or
* are registered blind or partially sighted.

They can be contacted on 08456 50 50 50 or through the website:

www.digitaluk.co.uk