Staying independentStaying independent is all about receiving advice and practical support so that you or someone you care for can keep living well at home.

Who is this for?

Anybody over 50 or their carer(s).

What is available?

A complete, confidential service tailored to your needs. You’ll be able to talk about anything that’s bothering you. An experienced officer will then make sure you have the right information and advice. Remember that we’ll often be able to identify issues you may not have considered.

Usually we’ll be able to deal with everything from within Age UK South Lakeland. Or we might agree that’s it’s best for us to get in touch with partnership organizations and make sure they call you.

There are lots of possibilities for advice and support:

  • Improving your income
  • Moving into nursing and residential care
  • Coping with an illness or disability
  • Making your home safe and warm
  • Meeting other people

These are just examples – the service is all about what you need to stay independent.

Where and when?

This is to suit you. It may be that a phone call is all that’s needed. But usually a home visit is the best way for us to work with you. This would be arranged at a time during the day that you find convenient.

How do I find out more?

Contact our helpline and ask about staying independent.

If you know someone who you think could benefit from talking to us, please pass on our helpline number so they can call us directly.

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