Elderly care

  • Age UK

    Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

    0800 055 6112

    Age UK

  • Dementia UK

    Dementia UK offers specialist one to one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

    0800 888 6678

    Dementia UK


  • The Silver Line

    Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

    0800 470 80 90

    The Silver Line Helpline

  • Dudley Home Library Service

    Dudley Home Library Service is open to people of all ages who experience significant difficulty using existing library service points. If you are signed up for the free service, you will have your library books, including large print, talking books on cassettes or CD, playaways, music CDs, DVDs, jigsaws delivered to your door.

    01384 812870

    Dudley Home Library Service

  • Legs Matter – The Importance of Self-Care

    A leg ulcer is a long- lasting (chronic) wound, which take more than two – four weeks to heal. They most often develop on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle.
    The most common type is a venous ulcer which results from the poor return of the blood back up to the heart. Symptoms include pain, itching and swelling in the affected leg. There may also be discoloured or hardened skin around the ulcer, and the sore may produce a discharge.
    Causes of venous leg ulcers?
    Venous leg ulcers can occur after a minor injury, where persistently high pressure in the veins of the legs has caused damage to the skin.
    You can help reduce your risk of developing a venous leg ulcer in several ways, such as wearing a compression stocking, losing weight and taking care of your skin. For further advice/ information please see websites below.
    Who is affected?
    Venous leg ulcers are estimated to affect around 1 in 500 people in the UK and it’s estimated that 1 in 50 people over the age of 80 has one.
    Treatment of Venous Leg ulcers
    Most venous leg ulcers will heal within three to four months if they are assessed and treated by a healthcare professional. If you have a Chronic Wound then please see a Practice Nurse for further advice.

    NHS: Conditions

  • Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café Brierley Hill/Sedgley

    Our dementia cafes offer a place where people with dementia and their carers can meet up in a safe and welcoming environment where people may enjoy social activities and helpful talks.

    0121 521 3020