Support and independence
Support and Independence Teams
The Support and Independence Teams bring together some existing community services to offer an additional level of support to adults who need assistance in their daily activities.
The team will help you to regain your independence after an accident, illness or injury. Maybe you need support to stop you having to be admitted into hospital or to live at home again after leaving hospital. You may also want expertise to help you manage a long term health condition.
How we work
We are a team of dedicated staff who will support and help you to live an independent life and where necessary will help with longer term solutions, or ways of dealing with a difficult situation. We can help you re-learn recently lost skills or to find new ways of doing things.
We have a range of therapists, nurses and other health and social care staff within the team who will be able to help you. Here are just a few examples of the support the team can offer:
- Support to increase your independence to complete everyday tasks such as personal care, making a cup of tea or a meal
- Support with managing your medications
- Help and advice to prevent falls
- Assistance to regain strength and stamina, or to work on your mobility and confidence
- Help and advice on communication, swallowing difficulties and dietary needs
- Assessment of memory and thinking – with advice to improve or compensate for these difficulties
- Support to return to work following a period of illness
- Crisis support, where necessary.
How to contact the Support and Independence Team
You may be referred by a health or social care professional or you can contact us yourself, via Gateway to Care, if you think that you (or someone you know) needs our help.
For further information or advice, simply contact the advisors at Gateway to Care.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) Registration and Reports
CQC registration and reports are available for each of the Teams: