The City of Wolverhampton Council will be showcasing the help and support which is available to enable people to live independently for longer in a new social media campaign starting tomorrow (Wednesday 4 July, 2018).

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#12DaysOfIndependence, which launches on the council's Type=links;Linkid=10645;Title=Twitter;Target=_blank; page, will feature real life case studies and profile a range of services for adults with long and short term health conditions and care needs.

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "I fully endorse the campaign. There are many ways in which the council and other organisations are helping people in Wolverhampton to live as independently as they can, whether by supporting them to live in their own home, by helping them into work or training or by overcoming barriers they may face.

"Our #12DaysOfIndependence campaign is about highlighting the many ways that people with physical or learning disabilities and older people can become more independent, and how we are helping people exceed their own expectations about what's possible."

During the campaign, short films will highlight the support available from specific schemes, such as the council's award-winning employment support service Enable, which is helping people into paid work and training, and how people are being helped to live in their own homes through supported living programmes.

It will also highlight the help and support available to help people remain independent for longer from a wide range of local organisations, including Adult Education Wolverhampton, Action For Independence, Wolverhampton Home Improvement Service, Telecare, Wolverhampton Wheelchair Service, the Neville Garratt Centre for Independent Living, Ring and Ride, the Carer Support Team and Meals on Wheels.

To follow the campaign, use the hashtag #12DaysOfIndependence on Twitter, or follow the City of Wolverhampton Council, @WolvesCouncil.

  • released: Tuesday 3 July, 2018