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Developing activities and improving access into local services for older people is a key priority for Chiltern District Council.

There are an incredible range of community groups and professional agencies that provide invaluable services across the district and this section pulls together this information.

2017 Refresh - Guides to services for older people living in Chiltern District

guide of services for older people A guide to services for older people has been developed to help residents know about the many sources of help and information available in the area.  There are four separate guides, covering the areas of:

  • Amersham and surrounding villages
  • The Chalfonts
  • Chesham and surrounding villages
  • HP16 area (covering Prestwood, Great Missenden and surrounding villages).

This printed guide has come about as a result of requests from local organisations working with older people who feel a 'one stop shop' of information is needed.   Please see the Guides in the 'Downloads' box on this page.   You may also request a printed copy to be sent to you  - email:  community@chiltern.gov.uk or call 01494 732103.   Copies are free of charge.

General information on all the services provided by the government and by various charities and voluntary groups can be found on the Age UK Bucks website and up-to-date information on care and support services is available via Care Advice Buckinghamshire or contact Buckinghamshire County Council Adult Social Care, telephone 0845 3708090.

See our Activities for Older People on the leisure pages

Community Safety

Find out how to keep yourself and your possessions safe and secure by visiting the Community Safety pages.

 

Council Tax Business Rates and Benefits

On this page you will find links to a range of information including advice on pensions, benefits and a link to the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

 

Sports, Culture and Leisure

There are a range of different activities and information to help you to stay fit and healthy. Under the link 'Reactivate Bucks' on the Health, Fitness & Leisure page, you will find where you can join a walk specifically suited to your physical requirement, or how to find your nearest Leisure Centre (GLL 'BETTER').

 

Housing

This link will take you to information on everything to do with your home, such as how to get a loan to improve your property and what grants are available for insulation to keep you warm in winter.

 

Transport and Getting Around

Information on trains, where to park and other transport information can be found on this link. There are a number of non-profit community transport schemes in different areas of Chiltern. You can telephone the Transport Hub who will connect you to your nearest scheme 0800 085 8480.

 

Community transport - Dial-a-ride

A non-profit making local charity which provides door to door social transport for people of all ages living within Chiltern or South Bucks Districts, who are unable to use or even access public transport.

 

Bucks Voice

Bucks Connect is the new online directory for care and community services. The website has been designed to give people greater choice and control over the services they want to use and includes help at home, help with travel, community groups, social groups and more.

 

Older Persons Action Groups

In a number of towns there are groups specifically for people over 50 that meet once a month to enjoy each others company, and to plan activities.

Your Health

Your health is important.   Here you can find out about advice and help to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

U3A- The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.