St. Martin's Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP 01225 831 839

Welcome to B&NES Active Ageing Service

The Active Ageing service is provided by Health Visitors. The team aim to enable older people to continue to be independent in their own homes and to promote quality of life by improving health and reducing inequalities, with a focus on social, emotional and physical health.

This service is for adults aged 80-84 years old who are registered with a GP in Bath & North East Somerset.

If you are over 84 and would like to meet us, please ask your GP for a referral.

More about us

The team consists of Health Visitors and Health Visitor Support Workers who are based in the community. We are able to help people access medical, social, home environment and financial services. We also support carers.

The Active Ageing Team works in partnership to help identify health needs and to signpost families to the services they may require in order to help maintain independence.

The service offers:

  • Falls and accident prevention
  • Advice on memory loss and dementia
  • Support for those who have been recently bereaved
  • Advice on managing long term health conditions
  • Health education
  • Signposting to local and national support services

For a comprehensive guide to the services we oversee in Bath and North East Somerset visit

Download Active Ageing Leaflet here (pdf 0.49mb)

Please type in your starting point in the box below to give you directions to the service location.

How do I access this service?

You can refer yourself to this service by calling the number provided at the top of this page to find out who your local Health Visitor is and how to contact them. Once contacted, they will then offer you a home visit if appropriate.

You can also get in touch with your GP or other healthcare professional, who will refer you to your local Health Visitor.

What does this service cost?

There is no charge to you for the Active Ageing service.

In what areas is this service available?

We currently offer this service in the Bath & North East Somerset area.

Your records

We record all the information about you confidentially on our clinical system. Click here to get more information about how we use health records.

Non-English speakers and other formats

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Our commitment to you

Virgin Care takes your dignity and privacy very seriously and we will at all times respect your confidentiality. Please treat our staff with respect so we can provide you with the very best care we can. Click here to find out more about your rights and responsibilities.

Your opinion really matters to us

Please let us know if you have a comment, a compliment or a complaint by filling out one of our feedback forms or telling a member of the team. Alternatively, if you would like to make an official complaint you can find out more from our How to make a complaint section.


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