Brian's Story - Independent Living Coordination Service
Brian was referred to our charity's Independent Living Coordination Service by a housing provider as he was struggling to manage his correspondence. Sarah works for Age UK Sheffield and is one of our Independent Living Coordinators. When Sarah went to visit Brian she spent some time talking with him, allowing him to open up and explain his concerns and what he would like some help with. Brian has some long term health conditions and was struggling to manage in the house that he was in.
Following the help he received from the Independent living coordination service, Brian now lives comfortably in a much more suitable home, he is receiving all the benefits he is entitled to and has a system in place to support him with his correspondence. Brian is happy in his new home; he is at a lower risk of falls now and lives closer to a bus stop, super market and his friend. Brian explained that he is feeling very positive about the future and feels that he is in a better place to maintain his independence.
You can visit the Independent Living Coordination service page to find out more information about accessing this service. If you would like to help our charity help more people, please visit our “Get Involved” page to learn more about volunteering and/or fundraising to support our services.
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What our ILC Service Provides
The video below was created to show a hollistic view of what our Independent Living Coordination Service is all about. Hear from multiple different customers who have accessed our service for a variety of reasons, and how the service has affected them.
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