Support at home service
The support at home service aims to support older people to continue living independently in their own home. The service is essentially a preventative service which can help reduce isolation through regular visits and contact with customers.
The service provides a regular visit and / or telephone calls to check service users well being and ensure they receive the necessary support from statutory bodies and relatives, for example, home carers, meals on wheels, doctor, and district nurse. They also help when required in obtaining financial entitlements, such as rent rebates and income support and with other forms such as transfer applications and housing benefits forms. They also offer a 'listening ear' to talk through any worries or problems they may have.
The service is available for people who are over the age of 60 or under 60 if there is a disability or high support need.
Payment for this service is £19.70 a week. This payment could be reduced depending on your circumstances. Support at home staff will discuss payment options with users.
Please Note - If in receipt of Housing Benefit and over 60 years of age this service is free of charge.
To apply for support at home please complete the referral form below.