Visiting support service
A service promoting independent living in the community for South Cambridgeshire District Council residents, aged 65 years and over. This is a short term support service providing confidential, emotional, financial and practical support.
What is it all about?
The Visiting Support Service can offer support with:
- Economic Well-being – such as debt, understanding and claiming your welfare benefit entitlements, budgeting and application forms.
- Health –assist you in getting the help that you need to remain independent within your own home, finding solutions for personal care, cooking, laundry, shopping and gardening.
- Tackling loneliness and isolation– working with you to find local groups and social clubs for you to join, helping you to find ways in which to learn a new skill or attending an exercise group.
- Staying safe – support you professionally without making any judgements about you and your situation.
- Making a positive contribution to the wider community – we can signpost you to community activities and put you in touch with local volunteering services.
- Signposting you to other professionals who can help with individual problems in a personal and confidential way – for example Occupational Therapist to assist with adaptations to your property
How much will it cost?
- This service is free. Each person is required to participate in a needs and risk assessment which will appraise their eligibility for the service. This assessment will be carried out confidentially and in a sensitive way.
How do I access this service?
- Access to this service is via a referral, this can either be a self-referral, a referral from other council officers, GP’s, family members, community navigators, health, social care or the voluntary sector.
For further information please; read our Visiting Support Brochure or contact us on 03450 450 051.
We also provide a Community Lifeline Service please click on the link for further information.