Directory of Services
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Barbados Fire Service PBX 535-7824/25
QEH AMBULANCE 511
Bereavement Hot Line 437-3630
Coast Guard 536-2900
Defence Force 536-2500
Crisis Centre Hot Line 435-8222
Department of Emergency Management (DEM) (After hours)
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
BARBADOS DRUG SERVICE
Purpose: To provide an effective rationalization of the supply of quality pharmaceuticals and related items to beneficiaries, and to maintain cost effectiveness.
Ministry of Health
Warrens Towers 2
Barbados Alzheimer’s Association
Cancer Support services
Ground Floor Alpha Building Dayrells Court Business Centre, Dayrells Road, Christ Church.
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
National Council for Substance Abuse
The Amaira Building
1st Ave, Belleville & Pine rd.
The National Assistance Board
Mission Statement: The National Assistance Board is “to maintain the dignity of elderly persons through an innovative range of social support and recreational services which are accessible, available and acceptable, thus enhancing their quality of life within their communities”.
The Home Care Programme provides support primarily to the elderly, offering a high level and quality of service. All Home Care packages are tailored to a recipients specific needs and reviewed on a regular basis. The Staff work in partnership with families and other support networks to enhance the quality for service users, in order to maintain them living independently within the community. The service is free, with no financial obligation to recipient or family.
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jorris Dunner Elderly Day Care Centre
The Pine, St. Michael
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
535-1803 (Staff Lounge)
Barbados National Organization of the Disabled (BARNOD Inc.)
National Disabilities Unit
Barbados Red Cross Society
Tel: 417-1530 or 417-2727
Department of Emergency Management
Principal Nursing Officer 427-2167
GORDON CUMMINS PBX 425-1860
Principal Nursing Officer 425-1810
St. LUCY PBX 422-9185
Principal Nursing Officer 439-8232
St. PHILIP PBX 423-7311
Principal Nursing Officer 423-4757
Ministry of Health Frank Walcott Building Collymore Rock. St. Michael
Purpose: To provide health care to all Barbadians of all ages
- Acute medical care/long-term nursing care
- General practice clinics and medical consultation
- Mental Health Services
- Physiotherapy and occupational therapy
- Podiatry (foot care)
- Dental Services
- Nutrition education and counseling
- Hypertension and diabetes education
- Home visits by Clinical Medical Officers and the District Nursing Service to the elderly and incapacitated who cannot leave home
- Environmental health programmes
Ladymeade Reference Unit
National HIV/Aids Commission
Warrens Office Complex
Clyde Gollop Night Shelter
*Caters to Men of all ages.
Lancaster House (Emergency)
St. St. James (NAB)
Temporary shelter for victims of disaster. Priority is given to Older persons.
Vauxhall Senior Citizens’ Village
Pulmonary Function Test
Legal Aid Services
Community Legal Services
Supreme Court Building
White Park Rd.
Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Barbados Red Cross
417-2727 Fax 417-1540
Purpose: To provide home-delivered meals to older shut-ins, incapacitated, and indigent persons, some diabetics and the blind.
- Volunteer drivers deliver meals five days per week, Monday – Friday starting at 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Referrals from Social Services and other agencies.
- A welfare Officer will visit and interview persons who have been referred prior to commencement of service.
- Some deliveries are free and for some a fee is charged, depending on the circumstances.
The Salvation Army
426-2467 / 228-1361
Reed Street, St. Michael
Purpose: To provide a hot meal service to the poor and to older persons who are house-bound.
- A hot midday meal Monday – Saturday 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. Some Sundays 11:00 a.m.
- A delivery service is carried out to homes (house bound older persons) on Monday – Friday11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Food hampers are presented at Christmas.
- Persons are referred by the Welfare Department, other churches and community groups.
- Persons in need of service may contact the Welfare Department.
- No fee for service.
Oistins, Christ Church
(EXTENDED HOURS Monday – Friday1:00 p.m. -8 p.m.)
(Monday – Friday 430 p.m.- 8 p.m.)
Open 24 hours
Brandford Taitt 536-3700
Black Rock, St. Michael
(Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
St. Philip Polyclinic
Horse Hill Clinic
Social Services Complex
Barbados Association of Retired Persons
Mervue House, Hastings, Christ Church
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Eligibility: If you are 50 years of age or older and you are a citizen of Barbados or have permission to reside in Barbados in accordance with the laws of Barbados, you are eligible for membership, whether you are retired or not.
- Discounts with many businesses on a wide range of goods and services island wide when a valid BARP Membership Card is presented.
- Education, health and wellness programmes are arranged for members on a regular basis. There is a yearly calendar of social events.
Asthma Association of Barbados
Purpose: To educate Barbadians on the treatment and control of asthma.
- Support for asthma sufferers
- Talks to various groups, including schools and Parent /Teacher Associations
- Participations in Health Fairs
- Annual week of activities to promote an awareness of the problems and treatment of asthma
- Annual Fee – Adults $24 and Children $12.00
Barbados Association of Palliative Care
To provide care for those persons who are living with a life-threatening-illness and their families who are facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment, treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and other spiritual problems.
P.O Box 121W
Contact Person: Ms. Deiann Sobers
Diabetes Association of Barbados
Purpose: To educate the public and to make persons aware of diabetes in order to avoid its complications as well as minimize the risk of developing diabetes and prevention.
- Early diagnosis
- Diet recommendations
- Exercise suggestions
- Blood screening test
- Guidance and performance test
- Offsite screening programme for children and adults
- Monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month
General Post Office
Post Master General 535-3911
Airport, Christ Church 535-3446
Brittons Hill, St. Michael 535-3437
Eagle Hall, St. Michael 535-3434
Oistins, Christ Church 535-3407/08/09
St. Andrew 535-3425
St. George 535-3413
St. James 535-3426
St. John 433-1323
St. Joseph 433-1120
St. Lucy 439-8417
St. Peter 535-3429
St. Philip 535-3432
St. Thomas 535-3422
Warrens, St. Michael 535-3444
Welches, St. Michael 535-3440
Worthing, Christ Church 535-3404
Seniors Recreational Activity Programmes
Purpose: To address some of the social problems experienced by Older Persons by:
- Reducing loneliness and isolation
- Targeting rural communities in need of social stimulation
Ensuring that active Older Persons are involved in meaningful, social and cultural activities
*National Assistance Board (NAB) 426-3131
Eden Lodge Community Centre
Fridays10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Edgecliff Wesleyan Church
Thursdays10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Gall Hill Community Centre
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Grazettes Community Centre
Monday and Friday10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
James Bryan Complex
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
North Stars Activity Group
Fridays10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Speightstown Bus Terminal Call NAB
Monday and Thursday10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall Call NAB
Tuesday and Thursday10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth’s Sports Pavilion Call NAB
St. Elizabeth Village
Monday and Wednesday10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
St. Mark’s Community Centre
Wednesday10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Valley Resource Centre
Friday10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Soroptimist Village and Activities Centre
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays
9:30am – 2:30pm
Services Provided: Handicraft and sewing, aerobics, physical and breathing exercises, lectures, discussions and seminars, daily devotions, picnics, parties, dancing, cruises, local and overseas tours.
*The facility does not accept persons with Dementia.
Rural Development 227-4500 (Country)
Urban Development 417-1420 (City)
Welfare Department (Headquarters) 535-1000
Weymouth Corporate Centre
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados
Lady Meade Gardens,
M-F 7am – 7pm
Weymouth, Roebuck Street
Princess Alice Highway Terminal
Call a Ride Hotline
Persons 65 years and over must produce their Barbados Identification Card to receive free travel.
Barbados Light & Power PBX 626-1800
BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY 434-4292
Customer Care 434-4292
After Hours, Sunday & Holidays 427-3991
National Petroleum Corp. Office 430-4000
Emergencies / 24hrs 430-4099