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
Age Concern Hampshire’s information and advice service provides over-50s with information on everything from benefits and housing to day care at our Wellbeing Centres and personal care at home.
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 (Overton)
Village Agents are volunteers who help older people to find information and services about getting out and about, getting around at home and money matters.
The Village Agents offer a weekly drop-in centre from 10:00 – 12:00 noon every Tuesday morning in the Palmer Room at the Community Centre.
More information about Village Agents is available here:
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