Support for older and vulnerable people

There are a number of services for older and vulnerable people living in this area.

Home adaptations

Find out more about our Care and Repair service which helps older or disabled people to remain independent by helping with house repairs, improvements or adaptations.

Independent Home Solutions provides this service for us. Residents must either own or privately rent their home and be responsible for paying for repairs.

We also have grants available to help disabled residents make changes to their properties.

Community alarm

Our Community Alarm & Telecare service provides an emergency alarm system in your own home, 365 days of the year. Calls are monitored 24 hours a day by specially trained call operators who can summon help.

Day centre

With a wide range of activities on offer, the Douglas Brunton Centre in Caterham offers something for everyone.

There’s activities every week day, including an art club, exercise classes, IT facilities and free one-to-one computer training sessions, bingo, craft sessions, outings and holidays. The Centre also has its own hairdressing salon, snack bar, shop and library. Chiropody and assisted bathing services are also available.

Age UK Surrey also holds fortnightly Tea and Talk sessions at the centre, with volunteers supporting the group to help you gain confidence and take part in activities.

Programme of events

Meals on Wheels

The centre is also the base for the district wide Meals on Wheels service which provides a hot meal delivery service Monday to Friday, as well as the option of a cold tea delivered at the same time. Frozen meals are also available for weekends and Bank Holidays.

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