Active Ageing Service

The Active Ageing Service works with you and your GP to identify any health and social care needs which may be helpful to you

Active Ageing Service in South Gloucestershire
Who is this service for?

This service is for adults aged 80-84 years old who are registered with a GP in South Gloucestershire. It is s 5 day a week non-emergency service. Your GP may suggest to you that you would benefit from our service.

If you are over 85 and would like to meet us, please ask your GP for a referral.

What we do

The Active Ageing Team consists of Health Visitors and Health Visitor Support Workers who work in the community to help people access medical, social, home environment and financial services.

The team helps to identify health needs and signpost families to the services they may require in order to maintain independence.

Services cover:

• Falls and accident prevention
• Advice on memory loss and dementia
• Support for those who have been recently bereaved
• Advice on managing long term health conditions
• Health education
• Signposting to local and national support services

The team also provides support for carers.

How do I access this service?

You can refer yourself to this service. (See contact details are on right to find out who your local Health Visitor is and how to contact them). Once contacted, they will then offer you a home visit if appropriate.

You can also get in touch with your GP or other healthcare professional, who will refer you to your local Health Visitor.