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Continence care

District nurses can give skilled professional advice on continence promotion and incontinence care. If you have concerns about managing continence you should speak to your GP. You can ask your GP to refer you for a Continence Assessment. If you already have a District Nurse…

Dressing and undressing

There is a lot of equipment designed to help those with limited mobility to get dressed. You can use this equipment to put on socks, stockings or shoes; fasten buttons and zips or reach to pull up trousers or skirts.  Sources of advice on equipment…

Drinking less alcohol

The Drinking less area of the Council website provides advice and support for alcohol and drug misuse.  It also has a link to a list of service providers for alcohol drug and support. There is also a link to the NHS Choices page on Drinking…

Equipment and technology

Equipment and Technology can help to support you or those you care for to manage day to day tasks. It can help to promote and maintain independence, build confidence, provide and give peace of mind. There is a range of equipment and technology that can…

Getting out and about

Getting out and about is a Council website page from which you can find information about: Applying for a Blue Badge Applying for a Disabled Parking Bay How to apply for disabled people and older person’s bus passes Independent travel training Shopmobility wheelchairs and scooters for shopping…

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing Find advice and information about services and activities that can help you to lead a healthy lifestyle and improve your physical health and mental wellbeing.  This Council webpage has links to information on stopping smoking, drinking less alcohol and eating well, controlling stress…

Healthy Eating

From our web page on healthy eating you can access: Information and advice about healthy eating for you and your family A list of service providers for healthy eating support One Body One Life (OBOL), a free community based weight management programme for families and…

Home adaptations and Disabled Facilities Grant

Home adaptations We carry out minor adaptations which have been recommended by Community/Hospital Occupational Therapy staff, Physiotherapists and District Nurses. All our equipment has to be requested by a professional (e.g. Community/Hospital Occupational Therapy staff, Physiotherapists and District Nurses). Citizens cannot request directly as an…

Home support: care services in your home

Home-care agencies offer people a care worker in their own homes to help meet a range of needs. They are registered with the Care Quality Commission and subject to inspections of their services, resulting in CQC published inspection reports. Home-care agencies offer a wide variety…

Housing options

There is a wide range of housing options suited to different care needs: Sheltered Housing (also known as retirement housing) Housing with Care known as Extra Care, which is housing designed for frailer adults and older people, with various levels of care and support available…
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