The community independence service (CIS) is for people over 18 who live in Portsmouth and want to be more independent in their day-to-day lives.
If you’re referred to our community independence service, we’ll visit you at your home to introduce our service and talk about your personal goals. We’ll then make a plan with you about how we can help you work towards these goals.
We’ll support you to improve your day-to-day skills and learn new ones, to help you live the life you want as independently as possible.
We don’t have set timescales but will normally work with you for around six weeks.
The team is made up of occupational therapists and support staff.
- Occupational therapists help with developing, recovering and improving. They also help with maintaining any skills needed for independent living after an illness or injury.
- Support staff assist under the guidance and direction of the therapists.
We may introduce you to our independent living support workers to help you with your goals.
We may also signpost you to other people and organisations who could support you in the long-term.