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Befriending

If you are feeling lonely and down, reaching out can be hard.   Befriending services can help you meet new people and gain friends, at a time when you are in need of support.  

Care and support at home

There are lots of ways to stay living at home. Some of these you can organise yourself. Some you may need help with. For most people living at home keeps you happier and healthier. You have more choice and independence.…

Choosing care services

Choosing your care services can be a daunting prospect. There are many care options available, but which kind of support is right for you? Think about what you get most out of in life. You may have particular interests that…

Community support and supported living

These services help you to live independently. They help you with daily living tasks such as: managing money running a home shopping cooking staying in touch with friends and family travelling around the city Community support services will aim to…

Direct payments and personal budgets

Direct payments and personal budgets are offered by your local authority to give you more flexibility over how your care and support is arranged and provided. They are given to both people with care and support needs, and also to…

Homecare

Help at home from a carer Having a carer come to visit you in your home can make a huge difference to your life, especially if you have difficulty walking or getting around. It can help you stay living independently…

Keeping your weight up in later life

As you get older, you may start to lose weight, either through illness or loss of appetite. Maintaining a healthy body weight is important, and there are steps you can take to gain weight healthily. If you're underweight or have lost weight suddenly or…

Meals, nutrition and feeding

Good nutrition is vital for health and wellbeing. It's particularly important for someone who is recovering from an illness. Eating only a limited diet or not getting enough food can lead to malnutrition. Malnutrition can be caused by: some diseases,…