Do you need some help at home? Are you struggling to get in your bath or shower safely?
If you or someone you know needs help with day to day activities or you think you need an adaptation or aid to remain independent at home, contact your local councils First Contact telephone number (see below for your area) to discuss this and an assessment will be arranged at your home.
Visit your council’s website to gain more information about what is available:
Hartlepool Borough Council
First Contact Social Care Information & Advice
Durham County Council
Helpline First Contact Social Services
0300 0267 979
How can I feel safer living at home?
OneCall/Telecare can provide a variety of sensors in your home which are monitored 24 hours per day allowing for a swift response should there be a problem. This can make a real difference in peoples lives and can maintain independence and allow both yourself and loved ones to feel more confident and reassured.
I’m worried about heating my home this winter. What can I do to keep warm at home?
Do I need a flu jab this winter? Some people are more vulnerable to the effects of cold weather than others.
We know that some conditions are made worse by cold weather and this potentially can lead to serious complications.
Here is some advice to follow to try to reduce the risk of these complications and other seasonal health advice from the NHS. It has information about Flu jabs and keeping your home warm.
You may also be eligible for benefit support to assist with heating costs.
- NHS Keep your home warm
- Making every contact count – affordable warmth
- Winter payment scheme
- Cold weather payment scheme
- NHS healthy body
- Stay well pharmacy
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