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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…

Health and wellbeing

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  We know that the coronavirus outbreak is concerning to everyone in Coventry. The Council is working hard with our partners and the local community to coordinate the response. The link to the Council website below provides information about what you can do to…

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…

Looking after someone

If you are one of the 32,000 people in Coventry looking after a friend or family member who cannot manage without support, you are a carer.  As a carer you may support someone emotionally, with personal care or household tasks, to get out and about,…

Managing medication

To get the best results from your medicines, it's important to use them as they are intended. You need to: Take the right amount of medicine at the right times, in the right way and for the right number of days.  Get advice from your pharmacist or GP…

Money matters

Money and legal matters is an area of the Council website where you can: Learn how to get financial advice and about the services of independent financial advisers. Find out about how to apply for Lasting Power of Attorney, and how to get information and advice…
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