Can we point you in the right direction? – useful information…

We are happy to announce now that Covid restrictions have been lifted the CKSCWC shopping trips and clubs we support have recommenced. We will continue to take all sensible steps to ensure that we ‘stay safe’ eg hand sanitizer will still be available at activities and on the bus.

During the pandemic there was a fantastic outpouring of goodwill and offers to help the elderly and most vulnerable in our village from the residents of Charlton Kings. Below is some information which is still available and may be helpful.


Facebook groups: *Friends of Charlton Kings, Charlton Kings Mums and Charlton Kings Park Community are all offering help.

*’Friends of Charlton Kings’ have an army of volunteers and have someone able to offer neighbourly help in most of our streets. See their facebook page or tel. 07535 497973 or email Alternatively you can write to them at Friends of Charlton Kings, P O Box 1349, GL50 9GB.

The Cheltenham Borough Council webpage provides updates on the virus and contains links to other sources of advice from the Government and NHS. Tel: 262626

Charlton Kings Parish Council website is also publishing useful information.

Helping to build local resilience and combat loneliness – at Creative Sustainability the team are providing a number of activities. To find out more please call 01453 798363 or email

AGE UK advice line is 01452 422660 Free Friendship Line for anyone over 60 is 0800 434 6105 or visit

Re-engage ‘call companions’ 75+

The Silver Line helpline for older people 0800 4 70 80 90

The Macular Society – also at the end of the phone for support Tel: 0300 3030 1111 or

The Co-op are offering priority shopping between 9.30am-10.30 for the elderly

Nisa (Smith & Mann) will deliver groceries. or Tel: 01242 523691

Badhams Pharmacy Tel: 01242 515143

If you have symptoms and are worried that it may be COVID-19 the advice is still to call 111.

Call 999 in the event of an emergency.

Gloucestershire Community Hub:

You can request help for yourself or a neighbour, or offer help as an individual or business.  This covers Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Forest of Dean, Stroud and Cotswold areas and examples of help include: picking up shopping and medication, walking dogs, Putting out bins and telephone befriending.

Alzheimers Society support line: 03333 150 3456

‘Dementia together’ is an excellent magazine with tips and ideas – or Tel: 020 7264 2667 to order your copy or write to: Magazine Editor, Alzheimer’s Society, Scott Lodge, Scott Road, Plymouth, PL2 3DU is a good source of hints and tips about caring for someone with ‘Alzheimers related’ Memory Loss.

Telephone: 01452 583 519.