Staying healthy and independent
We will always aim to support you to stay in your own home, living independently, for as long as possible. Supporting you to do more for yourself, can help to improve your quality of life and may help reduce the cost of your care and support.
There are a range of services available to all residents whether or not you qualify for support from the council such as:
- Simple equipment and small adaptations to your home up to the value of £1,000 free of charge that can help you with daily living, such as getting dressed or using the toilet.
- Emergency alarms, or Telecare, are 24-hour monitoring systems that can help you stay safe in your own home. You wear a pendant with a button that you press to call for help.
- With the right advice and support, using technology and the internet can greatly enhance your life in many ways and keep you more connected with family and friends.
- Benefits checks and financial advice can help you make the most of your money and plan for the future.
- Voluntary organisations can offer further information and advice and run a range of activities for all ages and interests.
- Local community and neighbourhood groups may be able to offer practical help around the home or help you with shopping or gardening.
- Local libraries offer something for everyone, whether you just want to access the internet or want to join a reading group.
- Parks and sports and leisure centres are a great place to keep active and socialise.