Maintaining your independence

Community-based support can help you get more out of life if you know where to look. Before approaching Nottingham City Council for help or support, it may be worth understanding what community services are available so that you can begin building your own ‘circle of support’. Friends and family recommendations will be especially useful at this time.

Choose My Support is a web-based Service Directory designed to feature the full range of providers offering their services and products for adult social care across Nottingham City – not just those who have specific contracts with the City Council or the NHS’s Clinical Commissioning Group. We really do want every local provider to be listed in the Directory – and there’s no charge to them for this.

Choose My Support is freely available to all citizens, their carers, support workers, brokers, health workers and other professionals. Users can search the site by postcode and by the type of product/service required. They can view descriptions of services and products on offer, get quotes, devise packages to meet specific needs, make comparisons – and even (for those not on ‘managed budgets’) purchase online. It’s also very suitable for reaching people who pay for their own care services and care products, or wish to top-up what their personal budget and/or personal health budget will cover.

New providers are being added all the time, and existing ones are always updating their details, so you can be confident of getting the most up-to-date information about what’s available in the City from Choose My Support.  We aim to make it ‘the first place to look’ for adult social care and related services and products across Nottingham – so do take a look at: www.choosemysupport.org.uk

Useful contacts

Disability Direct
Committed to empowering people to make their own choices and make positive decisions about independent living opportunities – and so improve their quality of life.

Offer a welfare rights advice service for people who have questions regarding disability-related benefits. Information officer can advise on accessing grant funding, adapting your home and choosing relevant services. Telephone: 0115 852 3035.
Email: info@disabilitydirectnottingham.co.uk

Disability Resource Directory
Information about organisations in Nottingham City that either provide services to disabled people, or come into contact with disabled people.
www.disabilitydirectnottingham.co.uk

Nottingham Circle
Not-for-profit members-only organisation for the over 50s. Believes that people can be each other’s solution and connect members to have fun, learn new things, share skills and get practical help around the home. Monthly varied calendar of events and disabled facilities.
5 Pelham Court, Pelham Road, Nottingham NG5 1AP
Community Engagement Manager
Telephone: 0800 112 3449
Email: info@nottinghamcircle.org.uk