We believe that everyone has a right to live a fulfilling, safe and independent life in their own home. Elderly or disabled people should expect this too. We can supply various items of equipment that adapt your home to meet your needs.
If you have a disability, including a learning disability and have difficulties managing in your home, it may be possible to reduce these problems by altering or adapting your home. For more information, see our disabled people - home adaptations and aids page.
Telecare is the use of technology and support systems to assist vulnerable people to live at home. Telecare can improve and maintain wellbeing, self-esteem, independence and autonomy enabling individuals to live safely and securely at home. For more information, see our telecare page.
To ensure that you receive the right kind of help and support, we need to know what problems you are having. This is done through an assessment of your needs.
For more information, see the needs assessment by social services page.
Charges for social care services
You will have to pay for some social care services you receive but others may be free or at a reduced cost, depending on your financial circumstances.
Related information from NHS Choices
Disability and independent living
More than one million disabled adults live alone in the UK. With the right support and facilities, leading an independent life with a physical or learning disability is now more achievable than ever. For more information see the Disability and independent livingpage from NHS Choices.
Adjusting to disability
We often talk about disability as if it's always a life-long condition. In fact, more than 80 per cent of disabled people were born without their disability. The majority of disabled people became disabled in adulthood. For more information see the Adjusting to disabilitypage from NHS Choices.
Customer services centre (social care enquiries)
Full contact details for the customer services centre, including how to call in personally, can be found firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0845 034 9410
Fax: 01609 532009
Compliments, complaints, comments and concerns (adult social care)
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Tel: 01609 532638
Fax: 01609 532025