Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Adults Mental Health Support

Support for Older Adults

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CPFT - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust - provide several services for elderly people:

  • Neighbourhood teams (Self-Refer) - Neighbourhood teams are the physical and mental health care hub of the local community for over 65-year olds and adults requiring community services. Services include mental health, district nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Click on the link above for more information.
  • Locality mental health services (Self-Refer) - Locality mental health services provide mental health support in the community as part of the neighbourhood teams. Click on the link above for more information.
  • Specialist services (Self-Refer) - Specialist community services include cardiac rehabilitation, CFS/ME, continence, diabetes, dietetics, multiple sclerosis, neuro-rehabilitation, Parkinson's disease, podiatry, respiratory and tuberculosis, speech and language therapy and tissue viability services. Click on the link above for more information.
  • Inpatient wards (Self-Refer) - We provide a number of mental health inpatient wards as well as physical health wards which provide rehabilitation and end of life care. Click on the link above for more information.
  • Urgent care (Self-Refer) - We provide three minor injury units in Fenland and Ely and a joint emergency team provides a two to four hour response service for people in their home when they become unwell and need urgent care. Click on the link above for more information.

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Alzheimer's Society - (Self-Refer) - Provides a range of services for people with dementia, their families and their carers. Click here for a leaflet of their current services in Peterborough. Alzheimer’s Society also has a large range of services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, online there is a postcode search facility on the national website.

Alzheimer's Society provides:

Dementia Support Service Cambridgeshire - Our Dementia Advisers provide information support and practical advice to anyone with a diagnosis of any type of Dementia and carers. Here are a few examples of the support we provide: ■ help with legal and financial documents ■ emotional support when things get tough ■ connecting you to local support groups ■ help to understand and live with dementia, including coping techniques ■ support with everyday living, such as government benefits. We will support you via phone, virtually or face to face. If you need support or help please get intouch with us on 03331503456 or 01223620962 or email us at

Pre-Assessment Support service – Are you experiencing problems that are affecting your daily life? Forgetting people’s names, misplacing items, struggling to remember day-to[1]day events or finding it hard to follow conversations?  Or have you already been referred to the Memory Assessment Service and are waiting for an appointment? If the answer is yes to either question, then perhaps our new Pre-Assessment Team may be able to help you. We know that lapses in memory and concentration can cause difficulties in day to day living and doing things that previously you had no problems with. It’s normal to get frustrated, worried, or lose self-confidence. The Pre-Assessment Service has been set up to help those individuals experiencing memory problems. The team are able to provide practical advice and information on: memory strategies, memory aids and tools, staying healthy and can sign-post you to services that provide support to enable you to live well with memory loss. If you need support or help please get intouch with us on 01223620962 or email us at

Intense Support service – We know that caring for someone with Dementia can, at times, be difficult, and at times you, as a carer, feel at crisis point. If you are able to answer yes to any of the questions above, then perhaps our Intensive Support Team may be able to help you. This unique Intensive Support service has been set up to help you to find new ways and strategies to help you cope with your caring role. We aim to identify ways to improve your own health and wellbeing and help you understand Dementia. One of our trained specialist Dementia Advisers will contact you to offer tailored support that meets your needs. Offering an expert listening ear, they are there to talk openly to about the difficulties you are experiencing. If you need support or help please get intouch with us on 01223620962 or email us at

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Age UK- (Self-Refer) - Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - (Self-Refer) – Provides a range of services to promote independence and wellbeing in older age. Information officers will help with all enquiries relating to older people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.They can provide information and support, or signpost to the appropriate services.Eg: safeguarding, benefits, care, finances, transport, respite, housing, aids & adaptions, bereavement, health and much more with the aim of promoting the health and wellbeing for older people. They can offer practical support, facilitate hospital discharge and settling back home, and help you make social connections to reduce isolation and loneliness. Contact details: Phone our Helpline on 0300 666 9860, or email Visit our website

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Care Network Cambridgeshire - Care Network provides help for vulnerable & older, isolated people living in Cambridgeshire - enabling them to remain independent and maintain social contact with friends and the community.  We equip, encourage and enable volunteers to support local people to lead a happy, healthy and independent life. Please note that referral is needed for practical help in the home.

Next Steps - Next Steps helps you to find the right support, at the right time, while waiting for your memory assessment appointment. Here you can find information about what to expect at your memory assessment and organisations who can help, including steps you can take right now.

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Caring Together - (Self-Refer) - Caring Together (formerly Carers Trust Cambridgeshire) is a network partner of Carers Trust, providing more services and more help for family carers and their families across the county.

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The Bobby Scheme (Self-Refer) - The Bobby Scheme secures homes of victims aged 60 and over, domestic abuse victims and people who feel at risk who are aged 65 and over or disabled residents.

NHS 111 and select the mental health option First Response Service - (Self-Refer) - A 24-hour service for people in a mental health crisis, you can access this by dialing 111 and then choosing the mental health option. This service is for anyone, of any age, living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (for some areas like Wisbech you will need to ask for option 2 when you get through to a provider who will pass you on). The phone will be answered by a trained mental health professional who will be able to listen to your concerns and help you get the support you need. They can offer advice over the phone, put you in contact with the crisis services or even refer you to a Sanctuary - safe places run by Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind).

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CPSL MIND (Self-Refer) - CPSL Mind is a mental health charity which promotes positive wellbeing across our communities and supports people on their road to recovery from a wide range of mental health challenges. They offer online support, community initiatives to connect people, counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, peer support groups, Perinatal services and opportunities to get involved with training, volunteering, campaigning and fundraising. Click here for info on their GoodLife service and here to view their timetable of GoodLife service group programmes.

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Cross Keys Homes Lifeline - (Self-Refer) -The LifeLine personal alarm is a fast and effective way to get help, 24 hours a day. With just the touch of a button you'll be in direct contact with our Control Centre. We can then call your contacts or the emergency services. So you'll know that help is on its way, immediately.

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Forever Active- Forever Active provides exercise / activity sessions for the over 50 age group within Cambridgeshire. There are over 50 different sessions on offer, which cater for all ages and abilities. You’re invited to come along and try one of the classes on offer and take steps to becoming a healthier and happier you!

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Centra Support, (now part of Wellbeing the Doro Group) (Self-Refer) - In the Fenlands - Centra Support provide a free, community support service to anyone over the age of 65 living in Fenland. The service aims to help people live more independently and maintain their accommodation. This service is provided on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council.

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East Cambs Older People’s Service - (Self-Refer) -We provide a free, safe and dependable outreach support service for people aged 65 and over living in East Cambridgeshire. We’ll help you to live independently for as long as possible by providing confidential, emotional, financial and practical support. Our fully trained, qualified and friendly staff will visit you in your home and provide you with support on issues.

Cambridge Careline - At Careline 365 we are acutely aware of the challenges faced by older people. As the years advance, health issues can mean that day to day tasks become more difficult. Sometimes this can mean giving up on the idea of living independently altogether. We believe that this doesn’t have to be the way. Our mission is to help as many people as possible live safe and enjoyable later lives. That’s why we strive to offer our service for the best possible price. We also like to keep things simple. Technology need not be confusing or scary – it can have a huge positive impact on the lives of older people.

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Healthy You - Falls Prevention. Our Fall Management Exercise Programme, called FaME will help to improve your strength, stability and confidence. It’s delivered by specialist qualified exercise instructors who understand the age related changes that happen in the body and the medical concerns that you may have.

Age Space Cambridgeshire - We are one-stop resource for information, advice and signposting to local charities and services relating to elderly care in Cambridgeshire. Cambridgeshire is the latest 'local hub' to be added to our website that offers information on all thing elderly care throughout the county. We have an entire section dedicated to dementia support services and dementia friendly cafés, groups and shops across the county.

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Sew Positive - Sewing, Sewcialise, Mending and Upcycling. We offer a term-time weekly drop in and other creative courses - some on Social Prescription - using sewing for people experiencing depression, anxiety and/or other mental health problems, and people who face social isolation. Led by a creative tutor and volunteers, we offer the chance to learn and work with a wide range of materials and techniques, including sashiko, boro (slow stitching and repair), visible mending, upcycling, basic sewing machine skills, embroidery, making a lampshade from upcycled fabrics, textile art and reducing textile waste. Sessions usually last for two hours and are open to all abilities – no experience necessary – you will work on something creative, stimulating and absorbing to increase well-being. For more information on our services visit our website or Linktree.

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