Helping you to stay independent

Services developed in partnership with the voluntary sector

Adult Services work with voluntary and community organisations to supply preventative care services. These are a vital form of support for many people and help to maintain independence, social inclusion, and delay or avoid the need for more statutory interventions.

Examples include:

• day services, lunch clubs and social groups;

• befriending, visiting and telephone contact services;

• support schemes to help people being discharged from hospital;

• support for carers;

• respite care;

• advocacy, information and advice; and

• handyperson schemes.