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Our Personalised Independence Programme (PIP) is an exciting new 12 week initiative helping to improve lives by giving older people the confidence and support to maintain their independence and to take control of their own health and wellbeing. 

Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable is working in partnership with Ashford and
Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) to provide help to people who are over the age of 55 who need support to:

  • Get information about services
  • Improve confidence, independence and safety
  • Improve general health and wellbeing

The support is entirely tailored to your needs. A Personal Independence Co-ordinator (PIC) will visit you at home and will listen to you about things you may want help with. This could involve 

  • Putting you in touch with various groups/services and helping you join or access them if necessary.
  • Accessing equipment, adaptations and lifelines.
  • Providing direct support to help improve confidence and self esteem.

The support from the PIC is free of charge and can last for up to 12 weeks.

If you or a loved one wants to find out more please contact the PIP team.

Gillian Cooke
Personalised Independence Programme Manager
Tel: 01227 749570
Mobile: 07809737368                                                                                                                                                   gill.cooke@ageukhernebay.org.uk