Sight or hearing difficulties
If you have a sight or hearing difficulty, you could benefit from care services through a needs assessment.
We provide information and advice on:
- helping you to maintain your independence
- specialist equipment training
You can find more details on our hearing and vision impairment page.
Home adaptations and aids
If you have difficulties managing in your home, it may be possible to alter or adapt your property. We offer services and support for independent living.
A first step might be to fill in our AskSARA needs assessment form. This will give you an idea of what you might need, and who to turn to. Someone from social care services can visit your home to discuss your needs.
Following a stay in hospital
Telecare uses a range of sensors to assist you to live at home. They link to a Lifeline (a kind of telephone) used to get help if it's needed.
- remind you to take medication
- alert family, carers or emergency services if you suffer a fall
See our telecare page for more information.
You can find more details of the support you may receive in the social care support section.
Support for carers
We offer information, advice and other services to carers across North Yorkshire. See the carers pages for more details.
More information is available on the NHS Choices social care and support guide on the NHS website.