Support For Carers - Crossroads Care South East London
We can provide emergency support for carers. Current regulated (personal care) services being delivered in the community.
You can self-refer.
Older carers(65+) service
Support For Carers – Bexley Mencap
We can provide practical support for families or carers of people with a learning disability, such as form filling, advice, signposting and emotional support. Virtual wellbeing sessions during Covid are being offered.
Support For Parents/Carers - Bexley Voice
We offer support via our Bexley Voice Facebook group. This service is for Bexley Voice Parent Carer members only. To join Bexley Voice you will need to be a parent/carer of a child or young person with SEND.
We also offer support to SEND parent/carers via our website which we regularly update with information from providers.
New service – ‘Virtual Voice support’ - fortnightly Facebook live sessions with professionals and facilitated virtual 1 to 1 sessions, starting from 1 June 2020.
Facebook group Bexley Voice Parent/Carer Facebook Group
Telephone 07512 409936
Website Bexley Voice
Phone messages are only manned once a week so it is better to email us or join our facebook group.
Information and Advice and Guidance – Bexley Mencap
We provide signposting; information and advice for people with a learning disability and their families/carers.
Information and Advice and Guidance - Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Bexley Citizens Advice Bureau is providing an extended phone service from 9.30am to 12.30pm, then 1.30pm to 3.30pm Monday to Friday, as well as providing advice by email.
The service is available for people who live, work or study in the London Borough of Bexley. Our advice helps people resolve their legal, money, debt, benefit, employment, housing, consumer, discrimination, and other issues.
Call Citizens Advice Bureau Bexley on 01322 517152.
Get advice by email at Citizens Advice contact us
You can also find lots of useful information and answers to your queries on Citizens Advice
Information and Advice and Guidance - Carers Support Bexley
Offers advice and guidance including benefits advice for Carers over the telephone.
Information, Advice and Guidance - Healthwatch
Healthwatch Bexley are the consumer champion for both health and social care services locally. We are here to support people who live or access services in the Borough of Bexley.
We are happy to listen to your experiences of health and social care services, offer support, advice and signpost to relevant services.
We have a survey on our website but are very happy just to chat to people about the difficulties they may be experiencing and also what may be working well. This will be shared with Healthwatch England and local service commissioners. We are particularly interested in how people are coping who do not use social media or have a computer etc.
Since the Coronavirus pandemic, many more GP and outpatient consultations are being handled through the phone or online systems, instead of face to face. Some people find this change easy and convenient, but for others it can create difficulties. It is important that no-one is disadvantaged as technology is increasingly used in this way.
We are keen at Healthwatch Bexley to hear what you found good or difficult if you have engaged with your GP or other NHS or care service via the phone or online. Please give us your feedback.
We will respond to your message and provide a service within 24 hours.
Information, advice and guidance - Inspire Community Trust
We provide a range of services for older people and people with disabilities
For general information and advice email email@example.com
For housing occupational therapy for housing assessment and adaptations email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sensory support services for hearing and sight difficulties email email@example.com
For advice about Direct Payments and Individual Budgets: email Melanie.McNaught@bexley.gov.uk
For information and to apply for a Blue Badge, Freedom Pass, Taxicard and/or Disability Registration, email BlueBadgeScheme@bexley.gov.uk
(Please note that we are better able to deal with online applications more promptly than those sent by post. Please do not send application fee cheques by post to Inspire Offices as they cannot be banked at present. You can pay with a credit or debit card by calling us on 07375 676363 - between 9.30am to 4.40pm Tuesday to Friday)
Health and Social Care professional/Prescribers can refer for the following services through their usual links/processes:
Integrated Community Equipment email Tammy at EDLLoanStore@bexley.gov.uk
Moving and Handling Service email Tammy.Usher@inspirecommunitytrust.org or Jo.Doubleday@inspirecommunitytrust.org
Email for central administration firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Inspire Community Trust
Information, Advice and Guidance – Bexley SNAP
We provide the following to existing families or those that have previously accessed SNAP:-
- new toy library service – a selection of toys that are delivered to the home for a week at a time, free of charge
- one to one or small group ‘Zoom’ sessions for children and young people to stay connected and keep in touch with the SNAP team and peers
- access to games, quizzes, fitness exercises, craft and cookery sessions via Zoom
- phased reopening of commissioned short breaks service for 11 year olds and under with complex/profound disabilities, on individual or small group basis
Messages will be responded to within 48 hours.
Information, Advice and Guidance - Evergreen Care
Trusted Traders – Evergreen Care belong to a local BNI group with 35 members including a plumber, electrician, handyman, carpet fitter etc. The group meets weekly and over time trusted relationships have been built. Evergreen trusts the members not to scam their clients. Those listed are businesses and charge accordingly. Anyone can contact Evergreen for more information.
We will usually respond to your message on the same day.
For residents aged 18 and over, registered with a Bexley GP
Connecting residents to support and activities with voluntary groups and organisations to improve health and wellbeing.
We will call to arrange an appointment within 7 working days.
General Support - Age UK Bexley
Dog walking - Gender-specific support through the Men’s Shed Home Planters Project.
We will respond to your message and provide a service within 24 hours (priority based on need).
General Support - Kent Association for the Blind
Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) are on hand to give you the essential emotional and practical support you need at this crucial time.
Our ECLOs will spend time with you to talk through your concerns, explain more about your eye condition, give you information about help available to you or just listen. Having help at this early stage can prevent other problems like falls or a deterioration in your wellbeing and provide you with coping strategies to help you manage your condition. This may include information about the registration process, local support services, treatments and benefits and concessions.
We will respond to your message and provide a service the same day. We prioritise based on need.