Our Partnership offers a full range of services. Please find them outlined below.
If you are interested in using any of our services, just give us a call on 01843 609337, we will take your details, and with your consent, make a referral to the appropriate Partner organisation who will get in touch with you.
Please note that some services attract a small charge to cover costs – for details of these, please select the relevant service from the list above.
We invite you to check out our online Directory, www.thanetsupport.co.uk, which provides the ultimate guide to older people’s services in Thanet, from coffee mornings to pharmacy opening times, advice services and learning opportunities.
The Directory aims to ensure you are just three clicks away from getting in touch with the person or organisation you are looking for – and it can be used by those in need of support, or by professionals and carers.
Would you like some regular company? One of our friendly volunteer befrienders can:
All of our Partners' befrienders are DBS-checked and come subject to good references.
Do you look after a friend or relative who needs your help?
Some of the services offered to Carers include:
Do you or a family member suffer with Dementia? The Partnership can offer:
It is well known that as we get older and our skin becomes thinner and less elastic we are more prone to suffer from a variety of foot problems, e.g. corns and blisters.
Keeping our hair in good condition doesn't become any less important as we age. One of our Partners, Age UK, can provide a range of hairdressing services, including:
Do you need some help with practical DIY tasks around the home?
We can offer a low cost local repair service for older, disabled and vulnerable households, including:
Whether you are one of the 17% of people in the UK who suffer from severe hearing loss, have a friend or family member who is deaf or hard of hearing, or are a hearing student, we can offer a range of support and resources for you, including:
Do you need help to get your voice heard? Do you need support to promote your views and ideas, ensuring that your wishes are acted upon?
Help is available as follows:
We believe it is important that the voice of Thanet's older people is heard at both national and local levels. The Thanet Over Fifties Forum (“TOFFs”) [link to TOFFs Page], run by the Thanet Volunteer Bureau, engages with and represents the interests of older people across the Isle, offering:
Would you like to get out and about, socialise and make new friends?
It may seem like a paradox, but getting older sometimes means we need a little bit of help in order to continue living independently in our own homes. Our Partners offer a range of services which can do just this:
NB. While each service differs slightly, most are costed. We can help advise you of any charges.
Nobody with sight impairment should feel precluded from living a safe, healthy and fulfilled life. We can help you, or someone you know with sight impairment, achieve your own personal goals through the comprehensive support our Partners can offer you, including:
Do you find public transport difficult? Would you prefer the security of a friendly and experienced volunteer driver to get you to and from your all-important clinical appointments? We can help provide transport to and from:
NB. A small membership fee plus mileage are chargeable. Trips can be local (Thanet), or regional (Kent and London).
Do you need short-term help getting hold of mobility aids? Our Partners may be able to help you hire:
NB. Small weekly hire fees apply to this service.
Please feel free to call to contact us on 01843 609336 and we will do our best to help you.