Sometimes as we grow older, things change, meaning we can't live as independently as we'd like to. Maybe our health or housing situation has changed. Maybe we've lost a loved one, or lost contact with friends and family. Maybe we're struggling to make ends meet.

Our free Independent Living Co-ordination (ILC) service has been evaluated by the University of Sheffield, and it was found that our clients benefitted from:

• Improved physical health
• Improved mental health
• Improved finances in some cases people were £3,000 per year better off

• An average of 9.24 referrals to other services per clients, to local health and social networks such as lunch clubs and community transport.

If you or a family member would like more information, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 for a sensitive and confidential conversation.

What ILC services are available?

Service

Supported by

Eligibility criteria

How to access

Benefits at home

 Big Lottery Fund

Anyone aged 50 or over who needs a benefits check in the home

Call (0114) 250 2850

Aged Veterans

The Chancellor using LIBOR funds

Any service veteran born before 1st January 1950

Call (0114) 250 2850

Cancer support service

 Weston Park Cancer Charity

Anyone living with or affected by cancer, aged 50 or over in Sheffield

Call (0114) 250 2850

Health support

 NHS Sheffield CCG

Anyone aged 50 or over who is at risk of losing their independence due to a health condition

Call (0114) 250 2850. Or download and complete the referral form

What are ILCs?

Our team of Independent Living Co-ordinators (ILC’s) undertake individual holistic assessments in the comfort of your own home to provide support to meet all your needs and assist you to co-ordinate other services as appropriate. ILC’s provide services covering health and housing needs. Working with individuals with low level needs to improve their health and wellbeing through the spectrum to individuals with complex needs and at greatest threat of hospitalisation, or admission to nursing or residential care. All support is bespoke, holistic and person-centred.

What support can we provide?

  • Assessing eligibility for, and practical help to claim, all appropriate health and means tested benefits
  • Referrals to equipment and adaptations
  • Housing - support with downsizing,  de-cluttering,  relocating to more appropriate housing
  • Organising housing repairs
  • Access to “self help”  groups and resources to help you manage a range of health conditions
  • Cheaper transport options
  • Access to a range of social clubs and activities in your area
  • Respite care options
  • Access to pet sitting and pet walking services
  • Applying for charitable funding to purchase essential equipment
  • Assistance to rebuild confidence following a fall or life changing event

Anything else– if it’s possible, legal and available we will help you access it – just ask and we will try our best to make it a reality.

How do you access the service? Just call us on 0114 250 2850.

Further information