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Buying Equipment

Simple equipment and supporting aids can help you to remain independent at home. This information is for those who wish to buy their own equipment, or who are not eligible for health and social care support. Buying your own equipment The Royal Borough of Greenwich…

The Care Act 2014

Information on changes to adult social care Adult care and support services are changing because of new legislation known as The Care Act.  The act brings together all previous pieces of law relating to 'care and support services'. Care and support services include help with…

Disabled Facilities Grant

If you live in a privately owned or privately rented home and you have a substantial disability you may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant. What type of work is covered? Help is available to pay for any major adaptations that have been recommended…

Do I have to pay for care at home?

Unlike health care, social care support is not free for everyone. Once you have been assessed as eligible for care and we have identified your needs, we will offer to carry out a financial assessment. Will I need a financial assessment? Yes. We will need…

Home Equipment and Simple Aids

There is a wide range of equipment available to assist your with your daily living. This may include small supporting aids like tap levers or kettle tippers; or larger adaptations such as wheelchair ramps or bath seats. How to access simple aids Smaller pieces of…

How do I get a service?

How do I get a service? To be eligible for support from the council you must first meet the national eligibility threshold. This is used by all local authorities in the country and has replaced the Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) criteria. The national…

How to access the Reablement Service

How to access the Reablement Service If you feel you would benefit from support in the home please contact the Royal Borough’s Contact Assessment Team. We will arrange to carry out an assessment of your needs to see if you are eligible for support. During…

Keep warm, keep well

Cold homes have a significant impact on people's health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm. Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and…

New Home Care Contract in Greenwich - FAQ

New Home Care Contract in Greenwich Frequently Asked Questions Existing Home Care Users – July 2016 This document answers some of the questions existing home care users in Greenwich may have. Please also note the contact details on the last page of this guidance if…

Planning your discharge from hospital

If you feel you would benefit from support upon discharge from hospital, then you should let your doctor or nurse know. They will make sure that the Hospital Integrated Discharge Team is aware that you are in hospital so that someone can come and see…
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