The home support service can offer assistance on a social and practical level. It aims to support older people and their carers to maintain as independent and full a life as possible.
By offering practical support in the home we aim:
To prevent, wherever possible, admission to residential or institutional care;
To relieve loneliness and isolation by keeping regular contact and encouraging neighbourhood care;
To keep older people well-informed of the care services available to them.
With your prior consent one of our officers will visit you at home to find if we can offer any help, provided that volunteers are available at the time. We have have to ask advice from other organisations. Once a volunteer is available, the officer will arrange to bring the volunteer to your home to introduce you to each other. We will keep in touch with you on a regular basis and after three months will ask you to fill in a client satisfaction form.