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Remaining Independent

How to find the support you are looking for

There are lots of ways in which you can get support to improve your health and wellbeing to live as independently as possible. Support can be through engaging in a group that has common interests and there are hundreds of opportunities you can find in the Communities Activities Directory. It’s also worth having a look at what Events are coming up that may be useful to you. If you cannot find what you are looking for then do let us know through any of the feedback buttons or email livewellyork@york.gov.uk.

If you are looking for individual support to meet your needs rather than through any social engagement then Live Well York has a Services and Products Directory that will enable you find what you are looking for. Some support service charge at a commercial rate, some are not for profit while others may be free of charge. So do look carefully for what you need and do check our Buyers Guide.

The directory enables you to filter by the type of support you are looking for:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Maintaining Your Home
  • Getting Out and About
  • Remaining independent in your own home
  • Moving to a home with on-site support or care

If it is information you are looking at then why not have a look at the wealth of Information & Advice available to you.

You can add any page to your personalised information booklet and send a created booklet to your email address so you can read the information at your leisure or discuss with a friend or relative.

I need some help to find the best options for me

There are a number of ways you can get support to explore what options would be best for you:

Local Area Co-ordinators

Local Area Coordinators help you stay safe, well, independent and connected to your local community, they:

  • help raise awareness of available resources
  • provide links to local services
  • support people with a wide range of issues
  • develop resilience and social inclusion in communities

Local Area Coordinators work with individuals and families of all ages and abilities. They take time to get to know you, your family and friends, your carers and your community, so they can help you to build a strong support network.

Ways to wellbeing

Ways to Wellbeing help people stay safe and well at home for longer.

How it Works:

  • They meet at the persons local GP surgery
  • Have a brew
  • Find out what life is like – what is important to them
  • Come up with an idea together as to what might help
  • Work with others in the Voluntary and Community Sector to make it real
  • Review it

Connecting Communities

Your local British Red Cross Connecting Communities team will help you to explore your interests and start doing the things you want. This might be:

  • meeting new friends
  • rediscovering your interests or finding new ones
  • building your confidence.

Their support will be tailored to your needs and will last for around three months.

They will join in with your activities and chat with you regularly about how you feel and what progress you’re making. They will aim to make sure you feel able to keep up your activities once our support ends.

Talking Points

Talking Points gives you the opportunity to have informal face to face conversations with the adult social care staff more quickly. Face to face conversations help to talk through options, get advice and get involved in a more personal way. They want to reduce waiting times and long processes so it’s easier and quicker to get help and support from an adult social care worker or just to have a chat with someone with experience.

To visit one of the Talking Points, contact the Adult Social Care Team to book an appointment on telephone: 01904 555111 and they will do their best to find a time and location most convenient for you. Alternatively, call in to one of your drop-in sessions.

 

Last reviewed: 15/04/2019

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