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Supporting older people

Cotswold district is home to a high number of older people because of the good standard of living and attractive environment. However, this attractive rural environment also means that many older residents live a long way from mainstream services and support. There are numerous voluntary and charitable bodies which can help – the information below introduces some of them plus details of the paid-for Cotswold Careline service.

Cotswold Careline

Cotswold Careline is a 24 hour monitored community alarm service which supports and helps people to live independently in their own home.

Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends offers various services to residents across the Cotswolds. These include

  • community transport
  • befriending
  • carer respite
  • lunch clubs

For more information please:

Community Connexions

Community Connexions operates a community transport service in Cotswold District, running community bus services and door-to-door transport. For more information please:

The Churn ‘Ageing Well’

The Churn Ageing Well project offers older people the support they need to stay connected to their community. For more information please:

Cotswold District Citizen's Advice Bureau

The CAB service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone about their rights and responsibilities.  It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.  Areas they cover include:  debt, consumer issues, benefits, housing, employment, legal etc. For more information please:

People for You - Tetbury, Fairford and Lechlade

People for You is a befriending and signposting scheme covering Tetbury, Fairford and Lechlade. For more information please:

Gloucestershire Carers Hub

If you are supporting a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or ill due to physical or mental health, you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself as one.

 Maybe you do some or all of the following:

  • Cooking
  • Popping in to check they are ok
  • Taking them to appointments
  • Collecting their prescriptions
  • Supporting with their daily care or emotional needs
  • Helping prepare medication

Gloucestershire Carers Hub services are there for anyone who is caring for or supporting another. For more information please:

Cotswold Counselling

Cotswold Counselling is a registered charity dedicated to the relief of emotional distress caused by mental or physical ill health or by social or economic circumstances, affecting people in the Cotswolds and the surrounding area. For more information please: