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Maintaining your independence

Our Additional Housing Management service supports you with managing everyday life should you need it. This could be by providing advice on home or personal security, arranging appropriate support from external agencies, demonstrating equipment or technology to help with independence or social isolation, or even liaising with our internal teams on your behalf about repairs or adaptations you need for your home. There’s just a small weekly charge which could be covered by benefits.*

Another service which is available for a small weekly charge is the First Contact pendant alarm. This gives you 24/7 instant access to a call centre through an alarm worn as a pendant or wrist strap, should you fall or hurt yourself and are unable to get help.

We can provide adaptations to your home to allow you to continue to live independently. These include things like grab rails, ramps for dependant wheelchair users and external lighting to entrance doors. We’ll make necessary adaptations up to the value of £2,000 however, if you need major adaptations, such as lowering kitchen work tops or widening doorways, we’ll work with relevant agencies to help you arrange this.

If all members of your household are registered disabled or over state pension age and you’ve lived there for at least two years, you may also be eligible for our One room per year’ decoration scheme, where we’ll decorate a room, free of charge, each year.*

*Criteria apply

Use the following links to read about more ways we can support you: Improving your prospects, Supporting your wellbeing, Nurturing your community

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