Free Home Assessments Available
Careline Community Service has received winter pressures funding to support older people living in West Norfolk to stay safe, warm and well in their homes this winter.
The Winter Pressures Initiative is aimed at predominantly reducing falls in and around the home, but also aims to reduce cold related deaths by considering housing conditions and accessing support and funding where possible.
The funding will support a 1.5 hour home assessment which will incorporate:
- Falls prevention
- Safety and security
- Warm and Well
- Community alarm and assistive technology
- General handypersons works and property maintenance
- Fuel poverty
- Housing options and home choice information if appropriate
- Housing adaptation referrals
The funding covers the first hour of any works identified from the home assessment plus grab rails, handrails and bannisters which will be provided free of charge. Any additional works will be subsidised by the local authority at a rate of either £10 of £20 per hour plus VAT if applicable.
We aim to reach 200 clients from now until the funding runs out on 31st March 2015.
The service is open to clients over the age of 60 or with a registered disability. The client must either feel at risk of falling or may have had a fall in the past.
For more information or to book a Free Home Assessment call the Careline office on 01553 760671.