Independent Living

Our Independent Living Team can visit you in the comfort of your own home. 

  • We have the knowledge, expertise, empathy and understanding to help you, on a one to one basis, with any concerns you have. This service includes information about your eye condition and about the procedure for getting registered as sight impaired.
  • We can give you a low vision assessment and have a wide range of magnifiers to show you and guide you on how to get full benefit from them.  However, under our guidance, you may find you can read without a magnifier using a good daylight lamp.
  • We have a selection of daily living aids to make some of those frustrating tasks a little easier for you.  Our experienced Advisors provide practical advice to help with various everyday situations, including talking clocks, watches, and kitchen apparatus, large button phones, adapted games and even a clever little device to help you make a cup of tea!

Sometimes, it only takes a small idea to make a big difference to someone’s life!

  • Equally we can give you advice about getting out and about and retain your independence.
  • We can help you apply for either Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payment and can advise you on other benefits you may be entitled to.
  • The use of computers and mobile phone access is something we can advise on and can point you to the various sources and formats available for audio books, newspapers and magazines.
  • We can tell you about the role of Adult Services and Low Vision Clinics, and can signpost you to other agencies that may be able help you.

We will leave a pack with you which contains some useful telephone numbers and other information.

To contact the team please call the main switchboard on 02380 64 12 44 and ask for the Independent Living Advisors or go to the Contact Us page.

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