Elderly Care Advice

District Nursing Team

The District Nursing team are responsible for managing patients in the community who cannot attend surgery. They also check up on patients who have recently been discharged from hospital for wound care etc. The community nursing team are located at the Whitworth Hospital. To contact them please call them on 01332 564900.

Dementia UK

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

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Age UK

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

Telephone: 0800 169 2081

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Silver Line

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

Telephone: 0800 4708 090

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk


Alzheimer's Society

Advise and support if you are caring for someone with alzheimer's or dementia.

Telephone: 01246 223366


Ashgate Hospice

Hospice care provides pain relief and symptom control to people with any life-limiting illness as well as emotional, spiritual and social care and support. The majority of hospice care is delivered to patients in their own home.

Hospice care focuses on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure and is extended to loved ones.

Telephone: 01246 568801

Email: General enquiries:info@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk



Connex Community Support and Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport are registered charities, both of which have provided community transport for more than three decades, across the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak.

Juliet Short, Operations and Development Manager for Connex says; ‘ Our organisations work together to provide transport for those who are unable to use public transport because of their age, disability or rural exclusion: enabling them to get to medical appointments or to social activities.  Our services are a lifeline to many – but we know that not everyone knows about us or that volunteers lie at the heart of our work.

We wanted to take the opportunity to spread the word at this time!  Community Transport takes many forms: we operate car schemes, minibuses and wheelchair accessible vehicles.  What they all offer is a safe, supportive means of getting from ‘a to b’.

If you, your neighbour or your group are struggling with transport needs, please call or email us for further information.  There is a charge for our transport, but we try to keep our costs to the minimum through the work of our amazing volunteer teams.


Moreover, we always need more volunteers.  In particular, we are calling out for drivers in the Bakewell, Cromford, Hulland and Matlock areas: so please give us a shout if you have a little bit of free time to spare!”


Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport      
01629 641920 / info@bect.org.uk

Connex Community Support                         
01335 344700 / dales@connex.org.uk