If you finding some tasks at home have become a little harder? There are some simple steps you can take that will allow you to stay independent in your own home for longer.
If you wish to talk we are always happy to help and my be able to point you in the right direction.


1. Claim the right benefit

If you need someone to help you with personal care because you have an illness or disability, you may be entitled to a benefit.


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2. Ask for a care assessment

Our council may be able to help if you need some support managing tasks at home.
Contact adult social services department and ask for a care needs assessment. There’s no charge and you’re entitled to one regardless of your income and savings.


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3. Get an alarm


ian qhc messingA community alarm can help you feel safe when you’re at home on your own. It’s a pendant or wristband you wear all the time with a button you can press to call for help if you’re unwell or have a fall and can’t reach the telephone.

Contact your local council to see whether they run a scheme. Age UK also provide Personal Alarms.

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4. Give your home a safety check


Loose wires and carpets, broken handrails or general clutter can all be a potential tripping hazard in your home, especially if you have sight problems.
Meeting people and doing something new helps boost confidence and independence. Why not try a visit to a day centre?


Contact your local council or local Age UK for details of day centres in your area. Your local Age UK may also have a befriending service where a volunteer will visit or phone you regularly.


5. Use a befriending service or even become a befriender

Social interaction is so vital to us it can promote health in mind and body

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6. Arrange a free consultation

We may be able to advise you on costing and care can start from as little at £8 per day.

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