65+ scheme

The 65+ scheme is available for all Cambridge residents aged over 65, irrespective of what property they live in. The aim is to connect older people with services that help them remain independent and socially active, while making sure you have access to the care and support you need.

To request support, fill in and return a referral form:

Or contact us, details below.

As part of the service, our experienced staff can:

  • assess your support needs, emphasising choice and independence
  • arrange help with personal care, meals and medication
  • provide advice on housing
  • help you access personal alarms, disability aids and welfare benefits

They can also link you up with:

  • suitable support networks and social events
  • help to prevent falls or help on coming out of hospital
  • support for carers and family members

Independent Living Service newsletter

News about the service, recent events and projects, and volunteering.

Support for families and carers

There is an abundance of information, advice and assistance available to older people, families and carers, both locally and nationally. We have put together some links to articles and other websites which might be useful.

Sheltered housing

In some cases we may suggest that living in sheltered housing would be more appropriate for you, or you may already feel that is the case. We provide convenient and comfortable accommodation for people over 60 in 13 sheltered housing schemes around the city:

65+ getting on line

We can help you learn how to use a computer. You can join a group or we can visit you individually at home if you prefer, even if you do not have an internet connection.

A lot of interest has already been shown and our volunteer digital champions are starting their training in preparation. If you would like to join us for a friendly and sociable taster session, contact us at the details below.

We run these sessions in partnership with Disability Cambridgeshire.

Contact us

Independent Living Service

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