Welcome to the 2020 virtual Ageing Well event

A one-stop-shop for information on support and services on offer in Bexley for older people and their families

Find out more about

  • activities in Bexley
  • local support groups
  • volunteering opportunities
  • keeping healthy and active
  • support for carers
  • planning for retirement

And much more.

Our Ageing Well Strategy

Our Ageing Well Strategy

Please note that this is a pre-Covid strategy and therefore subject to change however we continue to work with local providers and organisations to bring individuals, communities and care together to:

  • tackle loneliness and build connected communities
  • be healthy and active
  • develop new approaches to care and support and help individuals and families plan for the future

Welcome messages

Introduction - Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Cllr Brad Smith.

Reflections - Stuart Rowbotham, Statutory Director of Adult Social Care and Health.

Exhibitors contact details and more ...

Organisation Contact details links
Sunrise of Frognal Tanya Riding
Director of Community Relations
Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent,
DA14 6LF
Telephone 020 8302 6200 Ext 9332  
Email Frognal.DCR@sunriseseniorliving.com
www.sunrise-care.co.uk/care-homes/frognal-house/overview#
Carers Support Alison Baker
Chief Executive
Carers’ Support (Bexley)
Telephone 020 8302 8011
Email alisonbaker@carerssupport.org
www.carerssupport.org
Bexley Mencap Email kara@bexleymencap.org.uk www.bexleymencap.org.uk/our-services/family-support/
Women’s Institute Beverly Loram
Bexleyheath & Crayford Waterside WI
https://bcwwi.weebly.com
Bexley Watch Clare
Email bexleynw@outlook.com
www.bexleywatch.org.uk
Macular Society Angela
Email jnmac@aol.co.uk
www.macularsociety.org/
Crossroads Darren Tobin
Crossroads Care South East London
Pier Road Centre
42 Pier Road, Erith, Kent DA8 1TA
Telephone 01322 341983
Mobile 07540 992898
Email d.tobin@ccsel.org
www.ccsel.org
Bexley U3A – University of the Third Age Email bexu3aenquiries@gmail.com www.bexleyu3a.org.uk/
Bexley Civic Society John Coleman
Email johnbcoleman72@gmail.com
www.bexleycivicsociety.org.uk/
Bexley Masters Swimming Club Richard Jones
Email radjones@ntlworld.com
www.bexleymastersswimmingclub.com/?page_id=349
Slimming World Zoe Darcy
Email zoe.darcy@slimmingworld.co.uk
www.slimmingworld.co.uk
BATS
Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme
Lorraine Evans
Email Lorraine.evans@Bexleyct.co.uk
www.bexleyct.co.uk
Bexley Local Studies and Archives Will Cooban
Email Will.Cooban@bexley.gov.uk
www.facebook.com/BexleyArchives
www.twitter.com/BexleyArchives
Bexley Archives – Online Walks Will Cooban
Email Will.Cooban@bexley.gov.uk
Bexley Walks mobile app
https://bexleywalks.co.uk/
Crayford Manor House Historical Society Janet Hearn-Gillham
Email janet.hearn-gillham@ntlworld.com
www.crayfordmanorhousehistoricalsociety.yolasite.com
Community Connect Vikki Wilkinson
Email vwilkinson@bvsc.co.uk
www.communityconnectbexley.co.uk/
Volunteer Centre Bexley Vikki Wilkinson
Email vwilkinson@bvsc.co.uk
https://volunteering.bvsc.co.uk/
Healthwatch Bexley Sarah Richards
Community Engagement Officer
Healthwatch Bexley
Telephone 07506 910968
Email srichards@healthwatchbexley.co.uk
www.healthwatchbexley.co.uk/
PPP Taking Care Lynn Walker
Head of Partnerships
PPP Taking Care
Telephone 07876 854925
Email lynn.walker@ppptakingcare.co.uk 
http://taking.care/bexley
Bexley Care Hub David Bowles https://careservices.bexley.gov.uk/
Bexley Libraries David Bowles https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/bexley
Kent Association for the Blind Chris Wilsdon
Email chris.wilsdon@kab.org.uk
www.kab.org.uk/get-support/services/eye-clinic-liaison-officers/
Chislehurst & Sidcup Housing Association Aimee Howard
Email AHOWARD@csha.org.uk
www.csha.org.uk/
St John Ambulance Louise Edwards, Community Operations Manager, South of England
St John Ambulance
Mobile 07768 467995
www.sja.org.uk/what-we-do/our-work-in-the-community/
The Mobile Beauty Sanctuary Amanda Panayiotou
Email themobilebeautysanctuary@gmail.com
www.themobilebeautysanctuary.com/
The School of Mindful Healing Amanda Panayiotou
Email themobilebeautysanctuary@gmail.com
www.theschoolofmindfulhealing.com/
Isolation Help Bexley Dave Frisby
Email dave@isolationhelpbexley.com
Telephone 07881 670736
https://isolationhelpbexley.com/
Friends of Red House Linda Hubbard
Email linda.doreen.hubbard@gmail.com 
www.friends-red-house.co.uk/
Re-engage Alison Minney
support officer (Tuesday - Friday) 
Telephone 020 8150 3154
Email alison.minney@reengage.org.uk
www.reengage.org.uk/
Learning & Enterprise College Bexley Emma Sampson www.lecb.ac.uk/
www.lecb.ac.uk/ageing-well-event.html
London Fire Brigade Station Commander Bexley and Erith
Telephone 07554 333203
Email NEIL.DICKINSON@london-fire.gov.uk
www.london-fire.gov.uk/safety/the-home/
Mind in Bexley Email lburke@mindinbexley.org.uk https://mindinbexley.org.uk/
The People's Dance Company Beckie Davis
Email hello@thepeoplesdancecompany.co.uk
https://thepeoplesdancecompany.co.uk/fitness-with-friends/
Bexley Deaf Centre Tania Bushell, Chief Executive Officer
Bexley Deaf Centre
20 Whitehall Lane, Slade Green, DA8 2DH
Telephone 01322 351122
Email Tania@bexleydeafcentre.co.uk
www.bexleydeafcentre.com/
Flu vaccination Sophie Organ (CCG) 
Email sophie.organ@nhs.net
The flu vaccination - Who should have it and why booklet
www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
My Vaccinations Sophie Organ (CCG) 
Email sophie.organ@nhs.net
You can book online with your local pharmacist at https://myvaccinations.co.uk/
Stay Well in Winter Sophie Organ (CCG) 
Email sophie.organ@nhs.net
www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/keep-warm-keep-well/
NHS Track and Trace Covid-19 app Sophie Organ (CCG) 
Email sophie.organ@nhs.net
www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-covid-19/
Coronavirus (COVID-19)   www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Solace Women's Aid Joanne Rollings 
Telephone 07506 993472
Email j.rollings@solacewomensaid.org
 
Memory Clinic   http://oxleas.nhs.uk/services/service/memory-clinic-bexley/
Alzheimer's Society Rebekah.Estaugh@alzheimers.org.uk www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Smokefree Bexley   www.smokefreebexley.co.uk/home
Health and Wellbeing   Looking after your health
Better Health   www.nhs.uk/better-health/
WALX in Bexley Helen
Email helensadique@aol.com
https://walxinbexley.co.uk/
Age UK Bexley Anne Bygrave
Telephone 020 8300 0883
www.ageuk.org.uk/bexley/about-us/contact-us/
Inspire Community Trust Vinod Kumar 
Email vinod.kumar@inspirecommunitytrust.org
www.inspirecommunitytrust.org/
Greenwich & Bexley Hospice Kate Heaps
Email kateheaps@gbch.org.uk
www.communityhospice.org.uk/how-we-can-help/
Active at Home Ann Wellington 
Beat Project/Leisure Team
Telephone 020 3045 4884
Email Ann.wellington@bexley.gov.uk

Please contact Leisure@bexley.gov.uk for a copy of the Active Health leaflet

www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/

JLinks Physiotherapy Joanna Ward MSc MCSP HCPC
Telephone 07951 025208
Email joanna@jlinks.co.uk
www.jlinks.co.uk/
Staying Put service Sue Walker Staying Put service
Hall Place and Gardens Kirsty Macklen
Email Kirsty.Macklen@bexley.gov.uk
www.hallplace.org.uk/
Bexley Community Champions Patrick Gray Community Champions
Pathways   www.communityhospice.org.uk/bexley-pathways/
Bexley Pensioners' Forum Mr Terry Murphy
Telephone:01322 527097
Email terrym14@hotmail.co.uk
https://careservices.bexley.gov.uk/Services/613

The marketplace

Bexley Mencap
Bexley Mencap
We offer support, information and signposting for carers of people with a learning disability
Carers' Support Bexley
Carers' Support Bexley
We are a registered charity whose purpose is to provide information, support and breaks for carers
Sunrise of Frognal House
Sunrise of Frognal House
For those seeking respite care, Assisted living or Dementia Care
Women’s Institute
Inspiring women - then and now
In 1915 we set out to give women a voice and to be a force for good in the community
Macular Society
Macular Society
Beating the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research, and the best advice and support
Bexley Neighbourhood Watch
Bexley Neighbourhood Watch
Building a community spirit, safety in numbers and working together to reduce crime and the disproportionate fear of crime in Bexley, one of London's safest boroughs
Cross Roads Care
Crossroads
Supporting carers and older people across our communities
University of the Third Age
Bexley U3A
University of the Third Age
Bexley Civic Society
Bexley Civic Society
Bexley Civic Society is an active environmental group concerned with planning applications of all kinds, including projects to improve the local environment
Bexley Masters Swimming Club
Bexley Masters Swimming Club
If you are aged over 18 and wish to gain better health, better fitness or make new friends through swimming, Bexley Masters Swimming Club is ideal for you
Slimming World
Slimming World
Residents who are aged 16 or over, registered with a Bexley GP and who have a BMI of 30+ can receive 12 weeks free membership to any Slimming World group in the borough. Just call 01773 307387
Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme
Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme
BATS offer a free shop n drop service
Bexley Local Studies and Archives
Bexley Local Studies and Archives
Discover more about Bexley’s local history and share your memories on our Bexley Archives’ Facebook or Twitter pages (And if you’ve not yet joined Facebook or Twitter, well why not try now?)
Bexley Archives – Online Walks
Bexley Archives – Online Walks
Get walking, get happy, get ‘appy. Discover our Bexley Archives’ local online walks – on an app, or simply online
Crayford Manor House Historical Society
Crayford Manor House Historical Society
Crayford Manor House Historical & Archaeological Society held its inaugural meeting on the 19 April 1961
Community Connect
Community Connect
Community Connect is a new service supporting local people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them with activities, support and services in the community
Volunteer Centre Bexley
Volunteer Centre Bexley
Doing good does you good - volunteer with a Bexley charity today
Healthwatch Bexley
Healthwatch Bexley
We are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. We’re here to make sure that those running services, put people at the heart of care
Supporting the London Borough of Bexley in delivering greater independence, safety and wellbeing to Bexley Resident
PPP Taking Care
We are the newly appointed telecare partner appointed by London Borough of Bexley to support Bexley residents. Our services support independent living, wellbeing, and security and safety
Bexley Care Hub
Bexley Care Hub
The Bexley Care Hub is the Bexley Care Services online for those receiving care and their carers, in the borough of Bexley
Bexley Libraries
Bexley Libraries
It's free to join the library, borrow books and use the PCs. Many regular events in our libraries are also free and you can borrow 12 items at a time
Kent Association for the Blind
Kent Association for the Blind
We work with over 12,500 people making us one of the largest and most respected local sight loss charities in the UK
Chislehurst and Sidcup HA
Chislehurst and Sidcup Housing Association
As a specialist housing association we have been proudly providing accommodation in South East London since the mid-1970s and offer sheltered homes to people aged 60 years and over
St Johns Ambulance
St Johns Ambulance
As well as our first aid activities and services, we also run a range of community support programmes which focus on health and social care in the community
The Mobile Beauty Sanctuary
The Mobile Beauty Sanctuary
Beauty Treatments & Holistic Therapies
The School of Mindful Healing
The School of Mindful Healing
The School of Mindful Healing was created to bring together a place of learning, practice and resonance of all things mindful, spiritual and healing
Isolation Help Bexley
Isolation Help Bexley
IHB are a group of volunteers in the London Borough of Bexley. The group was launched on 17 March 2020 in response to the looming COVID-19 Pandemic
Friends of Red House
Friends of Red House
The Friends of Red House were established in 1998 to help Ted and Doris Hollamby to keep the house open to the public
Re-engage
Re-engage
Our call companions can help you stay connected through the remaining phases of lockdown and beyond
Learning & Enterprise ​College ​Bexley
Learning & Enterprise ​College ​Bexley
Offering a series of health and wellbeing courses
London Fire Brigade
London Fire Brigade
Fire safety at home. We believe that the best way to keep Londoners safe from fire is to help you understand common risks and reduce them in your home
Mind in Bexley
Mind in Bexley
Mind in Bexley Wellbeing line open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 0808 196 3896
The People's Dance Company
The People's Dance Company
Covid had a huge impact on our business but we have tried to keep going with access to saved videos, live Facebook classes, outdoor classes and now we are returning to the hall for the winter
Bexley Deaf Centre
Bexley Deaf Centre
Details about how to get your NHS hearing aid batteries and maintenance
Flu vaccination
Flu vaccination
Who should have it and why
My vaccinations
My vaccinations
Where can I get the flu vaccination? You can book online with your local pharmacist
Stay Well in Winter
Stay Well in Winter
Cold weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications, especially if you are 65 or older, or if you have a long-term health condition
NHS Track and Trace Covid-19 app
NHS Track and Trace Covid-19 app
Protect your loved ones with the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance and support - many of the services offered by the Council are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week online. Bexley Coronavirus Helpline 020 3045 5398
Solace Women's Aid
Solace Women's Aid
Solace offers free advice and support to women and children in London to build safe and strong lives
Memory Clinic
Memory Clinic
The Memory Service provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people who are experiencing difficulties with their memory such as dementia
Alzheimer’s Society
Alzheimer’s Society
Living with dementia at any time brings challenges. Coronavirus is making daily life much harder. But you’re not alone. If you need support and advice, we’re here for you
Smokefree Bexley
Smokefree Bexley
The best thing anyone can do to improve their health is to stop smoking
Health and Wellbeing
Health and Wellbeing
Check out ways to boost your wellbeing with our support
Better Health
Better Health
Your health matters. We can help you improve your wellbeing by making healthier lifestyle choices
WALX in Bexley
WALX in Bexley
Nordic walking and other virtual exercise in Bexley
Age UK Bexley
Age UK Bexley
Age UK Bexley offers lots of services for older people and their carers
Inspire Community Trust
Inspire Community Trust
Inspire Community Trust is a user led organisation committed to promoting independent living
Greenwich & Bexley Hospice
Greenwich & Bexley Hospice
We provide specialist palliative care to people living in Bexley and Royal Greenwich boroughs in south east London. We provide services in people’s own homes, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, and at the Hospice in Abbey Wood
Active at Home
Active at Home
Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories. Please contact Leisure@bexley.gov.uk for a copy of the Active Health leaflet
JLinks Physiotherapy
JLinks Physiotherapy
JLinks Physiotherapy provides a specialist multi conditions community physiotherapy and rehabilitation service for people in their own home or any residential setting
Staying Put service
Staying Put service
Staying Put is a service for older, vulnerable and disabled residents of Bexley, offering help and advice on home repairs, improvements and housing options
Hall Place and Gardens
Hall Place and Gardens
This historic house and garden, rich in fascinating history, welcomes visitors all year round with a range of exhibitions and public events and stunning spaces for weddings and other celebrations
Bexley Community Champions
Bexley Community Champions
Community minded people are being invited to sign-up as Community Champions to help reduce the risk of a local outbreak of COVID-19
Pathways
Pathways
Helping to shape the future of adult social care in Bexley
Bexley Pensioners' Forum
Bexley Pensioners' Forum
We promote welfare and interests of older people in the Borough and we provide a platform where matters of concern to pensioners can be raised, discussed and policies developed