Equipment to help you live at home

Making life easier at home

For many people, it's important to stay in their own familiar surroundings but, at times, you may need support to live independently. A range of services, equipment and changes can make life easier and improve your quality of life.

Assistive technology

Assistive technology and Telecare are terms that describe equipment that can help people to continue to live at home safely and as independently as possible.

The equipment is simple to use and can be tailored to meet your circumstances. The service makes a real difference to people's lives, not only for those wanting to maintain their independence, but also their families and loved ones who appreciate the peace of mind that this equipment can bring. Our local provider is Welbeing.

Alternatively, contact the Cheshire West Community Access Team on 0300 123 7034 for more information.

Adapting your home

If you are not planning to move, think about adaptations that would make life easier now and later. The Home Assistance Hub offers confidential advice, support and assistance to help older people and disabled home owners repair, improve, maintain or adapt their home to meet their changing needs. If your home needs a lot of work, you may be able to apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant. To qualify for this, you need to have been assessed by an Occupational Therapist to see what adaptations are necessary. All applicants will undergo a financial means test unless the adaptation is for a disabled child. This will tell you whether you will be required to make any financial contribution towards the works identified. Contact the Cheshire West Community Access Team on 0300 123 7034 for more information or to request an assessment.

As well as helping home owners apply for grants for disabled adaptations, the Home Assistance Hub runs a handyperson scheme, advises on reliable contractors and oversees all aspects of repair or improvement work commissioned by the Hub.

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