Daily living aids service to help Peterborough residents be safe and well

Peterborough’s new Safe+Well Service, provided by NRS Healthcare, supports local residents who may be older, disabled, recently discharged from hospital (or caring for someone that is) to find ‘daily living aids’ to help with everyday activities and stay independent.

The new Safe+Well service intends to provide a one-stop solution which offers people the opportunity to buy equipment to support them in activities around the home and personal care tasks, such as commodes, walking sticks, kitchen trolleys and bathing equipment.

Local residents can contact Safe+Well to:

  • Complete a simple online questionnaire on the Safe and Well website about things they are finding difficult at home, which recommends daily living aids that may help them with these tasks and activities.
  • Talk to an Occupational Therapist (OT) on the telephone about what equipment may help them.
  • Book a home assessment for £99, where an OT will spend some time at the person’s home, finding out what they are having difficulty with and observing them doing tasks. The Safe+Well OT will then send an easy to understand, bespoke report on how they can approach tasks differently and what daily living aids could help them.
  • Purchase daily living aids from NRS Healthcare, or from a carefully selected and approved group of local mobility shops.

Peterborough City Council and Safe + Well will be exhibiting at Serpentine Green Retail Centre in Hampton, Peterborough on Friday 27th April from 9.00am until 5.00pm, and are looking forward to meeting members of the public who would like to learn more about daily living aids.

Rachel Seabrook, Clinical Lead for NRS Healthcare explains: ‘Lots of people would really benefit from using daily living aids, but they often don’t realise what equipment is available, where to buy it from, or how to find the right products. Safe+Well is a trustworthy place to obtain the right information, run by experienced, professional advisors called Occupational Therapists.’

Gary Jones, Interim Head of Service for Adults Commissioning from Peterborough City Council said: “There is an increasing emphasis through legislation and guidance on how statutory provision should support people to remain independent and avoid the need for services. This approach has the dual benefits of enabling people to retain independence and autonomy over their care, as well as ensuring public funds are spent economically and effectively. Safe+Well, in partnership with Peterborough City Council, will allow Peterborough citizens to access daily living aids so that they can remain independent in their own homes for longer.”

Contact Safe+Well on 01480 415719 for more information or visit their website.

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