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Staying independent with dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia will have a big impact on your life. You and your family may worry about how long you can care for yourself, particularly if you live alone. People with dementia can remain independent for some time, but will need support from…

Support at home

Many people are able to stay in their own homes for most or all of their lives, if they get the correct support in the home.  This can involve help to complete everyday tasks such as washing, dressing, cooking and cleaning. Here you'll find information…

Supporting healthy communities

The places we live, work and play have a direct link to our health and wellbeing. Supporting safe, healthy and inclusive environments is vital to ensuring residents enjoy a good quality and long life. Public health collaborates with a number of partners to influence the…

Telecare services (community alarm)

If you live alone and feel vulnerable, you may want to consider getting a community alarm installed. It means you can call for help if you have a fall or become ill.

Top-up payments for Care Homes

If you choose a care home more expensive than our agreed rate then a top-up payment might be needed. The agreed rate is what we have determined to be a fair and reasonable rate for care homes in an area.  If your care needs are…

Volunteering opportunities

If you're considering becoming a volunteer then there are a few options available to you. As well as doing it to give back to the community, you also should think about what you would like to gain from it yourself.

What is care and support?

Care and support describes the help some adults need in order to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like getting out of bed, washing, dressing, getting to work, cooking meals, eating, seeing…

Work and disability

Of the working-age people with disabilities in the UK, almost half are employed - but this figure should be higher. With the right support, many more could join their ranks. If you have a disability, you may be worried that it will limit your job…
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