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Help at Home and Living Independently

We all need a little bit of help sometimes be it with getting around, cleaning, preparing meals, personal care, DIY and gardening.

If you want to find an organisation in your area that can support you, try searching here on Staffordshire Connects.

There are a range of different organisations who can help you with personal and non personal needs. 

Just click on the menu below to find organisations and groups in your local area.

Where else can I find 'places to go, activities and things to do' that can help me to stay independent ?

Try searching our 'places to go and things to do' section for details of:

  • Activities, clubs and groups that meet in your local area
  • Lunch club providers
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Befriending schemes
  • A variety of support groups and organisations

The Staffordshire County Council website also has lots of information that may be useful to help you to live independently and do things for yourself for longer.

 

I am feeling lonely or isolated, what can I do?

If you are feeling lonely or isolated, lacking a bit of confidence or can't get out due to mobility reasons, you could try a befriending scheme. Befriending schemes can offer companionship and support to you or the person you care for.

Take a look at a list of befriending schemes here on Staffordshire Connects. Depending on your needs some may offer a regular phone call and others may involve a befriender coming to visit you regularly to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat together.

Everyone Health Service

If you’re feeling lonely or isolated, and live in one of 52 identified areas in Staffordshire then the Everyone Health Service will be able to help. They can offer you a tailored programme of support.

So if you are feeling lonely or know someone who is, get in touch by ringing 0333 005 0095 or by emailing EHstaffs@everyonehealth.co.uk

You can also search our 'places to go and things to do' section for details of:

  • Activities, clubs and groups that meet in your local area
  • Lunch club providers
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • A variety of support groups and organisations

 

I need some help with transport?

Take a look the 'Travel and Transport' section section for details of:

  • A range of community transport schemes running in your local area
  • Mobility suppliers. There is a wide range of mobility equipment that you can hire or buy that can help you get out and about

There is also informration about travelling by bus or train, and how to apply for a blue badge if you're disabled or have a health condition that affects your mobility.

I need some help with personal care?

Personal care is a broad term used to refer to supporting with personal hygiene and toileting, along with dressing and maintaining your personal appearance.

Here on Staffordshire Connects you can find Care agencies that can provide personal care in the home, and are inspected by CQC (the Care Quality Commission).

You could also consider employing a personal assistant, and more information about this this can be found on the Staffordshire County Council website.  

Many care agencies and personal assistants will also offer assistance with cleaning, shopping, preparing meals, gardening, accompanying you to appointments and social activities, support with paying bills and dealing with correspondence.

 

 

 

I need some help with paying for personal care?

If you are unable to self fund all of your own care, you may be able to have financial support from Staffordshire County Council. 

The amount of money that the Council can pay towards the cost of your care depends on your financial situation.

More information about this can be found on the County Council website 

If you do not qualify for any financial help, then paying for care and support can be complicated and expensive.

You should always seek independent financial advice and also see if you are eligible to claim any welfare benefits. Use this free benefits calculator to check to see if you are entitled.

I need some support accessing 'places, activities and things to do' in my community?

There are some organisations that can help you to get to appointments, take you shopping and to social activities in your community. Take a look here on Staffordshire Connects.

Some will also help with household tasks such as housework, shopping for you or collecting it for you, and paying bills, as well as offering you company / friendship at the same time.   

Many care agencies and personal assistants will also offer this type of assistance. 

If you need it, many will also offer 'personal care services' if they are registered with CQC to provide this type of care. 

Take a look here on Staffordshire Connects for a list of care agencies that provide both personal and non personal care services. 

I need some support with housework / doing the shopping / DIY / gardening?

There are some organisations that can help you with household tasks such as housework, DIY and gardening. Some can also do the shopping for you or collect it for you, help you with paper work / paying bills, as well as offering you company / friendship at the same time.

Some will also help you get to appointments, take you shopping and to social activities in your community. Take a look here on Staffordshire Connects. 

Many care agencies and personal assistants will also offer this type of assistance. 

If you need it, many will also offer 'personal care services' if they are registered with CQC to provide this type of care. 

Take a look here on Staffordshire Connects for a list of care agencies that provide both personal and non personal care services. 

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