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Alternatives to residential and nursing care

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to promoting independence and enabling people to live in their own homes for as long as possible. Sometimes there are alternative options to residential or nursing care that may be more suitable, and will help a person to…

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…

Choosing a residential care home

The decision to move into residential or nursing care can be a difficult one, and there are often many things to consider when making that decision. If you are considering moving into residential or nursing care, then you should contact the council’s Contact Assessment Officers…

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 residential or nursing care?

Will I have to pay? Yes. If you move into a residential or nursing care home you will be expected to contribute towards the cost of your care. This is in accordance with the Care Act 2014, the care and support (charging and assessment of…

Fire Safety in the Home

It is important to be safe in the home and know how to reduce the chance of a fire starting in the home. Most fires in the home start accidentally and can be devastating. The London Fire Brigade can help you to take measures to…

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…

Housing options for the over 55s

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is working with its housing partners to develop a wide range of housing options for people who are aged 55 and over and living in the borough.  New housing developments The latest new developments will be available for rent and…

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…

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…
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