What services are available?
City of Wolverhampton Council provides a Telecare service to support vulnerable people to live independently in their own homes and communities, and provides reassurance to individuals, carers and families 24/7. Our Wolverhampton Information Network has further details on alarms, equipment and other Telecare services.
The Neville Garratt Centre works to provide the elderly, disabled and carers with impartial advice and information. You may be able to receive help and support with living safely and independently in your own home through the use of home adaptations and equipment. The service offers self- assessment, clinic assessment or home assessment, depending upon the issues that are identified.
The Community Intermediate Care Team (CICT) is a community based multidisciplinary team of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation assistants and speech and language therapists. The service aim is to provide short term rehabilitation support in the person's own home following illness or injury; where this enables avoidance of hospital/care admission or facilitates a return home from hospital. The Handyperson Service is a free citywide service to help get small odd jobs and repairs done. Eligibility criteria apply. The Home Assisted Reablement Programme (HARP) team provides a short term reablement programme to people in their own homes.
Home-based respite is a carers service which happens in the home. A carer, either from Agincare or employed via Direct Payments stays with the cared for person to enable the carer to have a break from their caring role. Residential respite is delivered in a residential setting where the cared for a person who may have regular short stays to give the carer a break. These breaks are subject to a charge to the cared for person calculated under the Charging for Residential Accommodation Guide (CRAG). The Carer Support Team offers a range of support for carers of adults living in Wolverhampton.
The Mental Health Duty Team will take referrals for assessments and signpost any concerns to the relevant departments. They work in partnership with people who use our services, carers, NHS, third and independent sector organisations to ensure that a range of services are provided to help a recovery process for people with mental health needs.
The Housing Support service offers services for people to obtain or maintain their tenancy and to remain independent.
Personal care providers, also known as domiciliary care, deliver a range of personal care and support services to individuals in their own homes.
Direct Payments is a scheme to give people who need care services more choice and control over their lives by allowing them to make decisions about how their care is delivered. The scheme gives cash to people to buy the services that they need. If you live in and own your own home, Wolverhampton Home Improvement Service (WHIS) can help with grants and loans for repairs and essential maintenance to your property. Eligibility criteria apply.
Community Support is a confidential advice and information service that aims to enable residents that are over the age of 18 and living in Wolverhampton, to continue to live independently. The Community Support Workers based within the team offer a range of information and advice individually tailored for your needs and also put you in touch with appropriate organisations and sources of support.
Very Sheltered Housing (VSH) allows safe and secure living within a community while having care and support close by. It is seen as a very real alternative to residential care homes. Housingcare.org is a charity run site providing free advice on elderly care, including specialist directories & information on nursing homes and residential care homes, as well as sheltered housing, extra care housing and retirement villages, across the UK. Also providing over 2,000 sales and lettings vacancies every week.