Providing information and support is an important part of the Trust’s work. We work closely with older people’s groups, with carers and with other local charities and community organisations. We also receive many individual enquiries. Please contact us if you cannot find the information you are looking for here.
Support for Carers
It is important to know about the range of help and support which may be available to you if you are caring for a family member, friend or neighbour. This may include information and advice, financial help, practical assistance and emotional support. There are a number of organisations that can help:
Adult Social Care
You can ask your local Social Care department for an assessment of your needs as a Carer. You can also ask Social Care to cary out an assessment of the care and support needs of the person you care for – this may include help with personal care, meal preparation, laundry, residential care or day care for example.
- For residents of Bucks – Adult Social Care Tel: 01296 383204
- For residents of Slough – Adult Social Care Tel: 01753 475111 (Option 1)
Specialist Carers’ Organisations
Carers Bucks – Supports carers in Buckinghamshire of all ages and in different caring roles. Produces newsletter, runs support groups and training sessions, offers advice and information on benefits and services and undertakes advocacy work.
Tel. 0300 777 2722
http://www.carersbucks.org Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Slough Carer Support Services – From April 2016 information and support services for carers in Slough are provided by a new organisation Slough Carer Support Service
Tel. 01753 303428
www.sloughcarerssupport.co.uk Email email@example.com
Burnham Carers’ Support Group – Monthly support group run jointly by Carers Bucks and Burnham Health Promotion Trust. Information, help and support for all carers. Varied programme of speakers and activities. For more details contact Ann Whiteley Carers Bucks 0300 777 2722 or Shirley Shaw, Burnham Health Promotion Trust Tel. 01628 661441
If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia there are specialist organisations that can offer information, help and support. More information here: Alzheimers and Dementia Information and Support
Services and activities for older people
BHPT works with and on behalf of older people in Burnham supporting a variety of activities and services. These include:
A variety of Exercise Opportunities
Walking, ballroom dancing, chair based exercise, Tai Chi and outdoor gym sessions.
See timetable for details of local exercise opportunities currently supported by BHPT: What’s on – BHPT’s Exercise Opportunities
Movers and Shakers
BHPT has been running Burnham “Movers and Shakers” since April 2014. It is a very popular weekly group offering members the chance to join in a range of activities including exercise, crafts and quizzes. Meets at Burnham United Reformed Church, Stomp Road, Burnham on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm. See Local Social Activities for older people for more details or Contact us .
Toe Nail Cutting Service
BHPT supports the Happy Feet Toe Nail Cutting service which is provided at Burnham Health Centre by Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East. The service is available to Burnham Health Centre patients and other Burnham residents. Referral forms available from Burnham Health Centre reception or Contact us for more details.
Singing for the Memory
Free singing sessions are held at Burnham Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 10.45 to 12 noon. The sessions are aimed particularly at people with memory loss and their carers. Local minibus transport is available. Contact us for more details.
Local sources of help and support
Burnham Village Information Point
Located in Burnham Library and run by volunteers from Burnham Community Association , the Village Information Point has a wealth of information about local services, facilities and activities. Tel. 01628 605975
Citizen’s Advice Bureau
BHPT supports weekly Citizen’s Advice Bureau sessions at Burnham Health Centre for Health Centre patients and other Burnham residents. Appointments should be booked through Burnham Health Centre Reception Tel. 01628 666326.
The Meeting Place
Everyone is welcome to drop in to the Methodist Church, Eastfield Road, Burnham on a Wednesday morning between 9am – 11.30am for tea, coffee and homemade cakes, along with the opportunity to socialise and build friendships. Citizen’s Advice Bureau in attendance once a month. The Meeting Place is a project of The Well at Lent Rise, a Christian charity working in the Lent Rise community.
Support for sufferers of Depression
Depression is a condition which will affect one in five people at some stage in their life and yet many people are still reluctant to seek help . “Depression – a private torment” is an article that was written by Dr Bev Daily, Trustee of BHPT and retired GP which many sufferers and their families and friends have found helpful. It has twice appeared in the Round and About community magazine and many copies have been distributed from Burnham Health Centre. You can download a copy Depression – a private torment
Children and Young People
Burnham Opportunity Box
BHPT’s website for young people www.burnhamopportunitybox.org
Burnham Children’s Centre
Organises a range of classes and activities for parents and children under 5.
The Children’s Centre is located next to St Peter’s School, Minniecroft Road, Burnham, SL1 7DE. Details of current programme from Buckinghamshire Family Information Service
A charity which works with families in Slough and Burnham who have a child or children aged under 5, and who are experiencing some sort of stress. Trained volunteers visit the family on a weekly basis to provide one-to-one support, friendship and practical help. Tel. 01628 661029. More information on the Homestart website .
Youth Counselling Service for 11-25 year olds ‘Time to Talk Bucks’ offer a free counselling service for young people in the Buckinghamshire area. For more information contact the Time to Talk Team on 0845-408-5022 or 07764-210398, or you can contact them by email on firstname.lastname@example.org . Their website address is www.timetotalkbucks.org.uk.
Other Useful Links
There are many other websites you may like to visit to find out more about local services or sources of help and support. These include:
Burnham Health Centre
Burnham Community Association