Independent Living ServicesLast updated: 13 April 2012 12:11 UK
Independent Living Service
We support people who need a little extra help to continue living independently in their own homes, by providing care in the home ourselves and by arranging care from private providers. Through the Independent Living Service, the city council provides a specialist rehabilitation service and care for people with dementia.
Rehabilitation and re-enablement
Short-term support is available for adults who need help with the skills and confidence to live independently. By providing intensive care in your home, usually for between one and three weeks (and occasionally for up to six weeks) the service can help people home from hospital or from a spell in residential care, or can help prevent the need for admissions in the first place.
In order to get the most out of this short-term support, if you use the service you will be asked to agree to participate in the programme and work towards a set of individual goals set by an occupational therapist.
Support is available from 7am until 10pm, and there is no charge for the short-term rehabilitation and renablement service. For more information please call the adult social care helpdesk on 023 9268 0810.
We also provide long and short-term care and support for people with medically diagnosed middle and late dementia.
Short-term services are available for up to six weeks and can provide support to help prevent the person from having to be admitted to hospital or a care home, or to provide respite if there is a breakdown in the person’s usual care arrangements.
There is a charge for the dementia care service. For more information please call the adult social care helpdesk on 023 9268 0810.