The Independent Living Service will be moving to a new home early next month.

The service, which provides assessments for equipment and adaptions to enable people to live independently for longer and supports those with a visual or hearing impairment, is currently based at The Neville Garratt Centre in Wolverhampton city centre.

However, the building is due to be demolished and so the Independent Living Service will be relocating to Action for Independence, based on Albert Road just off the A41, in a few weeks’ time.

The Neville Garratt Centre will close on Wednesday 11 October, with the Independent Living Service reopening at Action for Independence on Tuesday 17 October.

Becky Wilkinson, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Director of Adult Social Care, said: "The Independent Living Service provides impartial advice and information as well as help and support to the elderly, disabled people and their carers.

"The service has been based at the Neville Garratt Centre for many years but, with regeneration work planned in the area, we are pleased to be able to relocate this important resource to Action for Independence, which already provides a wide range of adult social care services."

Free parking is available at Action for Independence, and on Albert Road itself, while there are nearby bus stops on the A41. 

People can contact the Independent Living Service to receive help and support with living safely and independently in their own home using home adaptations and equipment. The service offers self assessment, clinic assessment or home assessment, depending upon the issues that are identified.

For more information, please call 01902 553666 and select option 1 or email