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Hearing loss is a common problem that often develops with age or is caused by repeated exposure to loud noises. The thought of losing your hearing can be worrying and acknowledging that you might have hearing loss and accepting that you may need to take action is an important step, but remember that there is plenty of help and support available.

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Sometimes you can start to struggle with daily tasks at home and need a little help. It could be help with dressing or bathing yourself, difficulty using the stairs, or getting out of the house. Or maybe you’re feeling lonely and need someone to talk to or to connect with local groups.

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Loneliness is the feeling of being alone whilst social isolation is the lack of social contacts and not having many people to interact with regularly. You can be alone and not feel lonely or socially isolated, and you can feel lonely while being with other people. Here are some suggestions that you could try to help you stay active and connect with others.

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Our eyesight changes as we get older. By the age of 65 almost everyone will need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Looking after your eyes with the right glasses and having regular check-ups will help keep your eyes as healthy as possible

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The Surrey Information and Signposting Navigator (SIGN) is a tool to help develop common standards of information provision across agencies and partner organisations who provide information to residents about care and support. It contains the core information and signposting channels to help improve the quality and consistency across key providers – the natural source for residents to turn to.

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Social prescribing is a service that helps people find out about opportunities in their local community that could help them to improve their health and wellbeing.

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If you are at risk of abuse or neglect or suspect someone else is, you need to report it.

In an emergency call 999

Please contact the Surrey Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):

Tel: 0300 470 9100 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)

Out of hours Emergency Duty Team: 01483 517898
Adults email: ascmash@surreycc.gov.uk
Childrens email: cspa@surreycc.gov.uk
 

Support through a mental health crisis contact the Mental Health Crisis Helpline (Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) : 0800 915 4644

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