If you are over 18 and finding it difficult to do the day-to-day things you used to be able to do, we can help you find the support you need. Have you:

or are you just getting a little older? There are many ways you can regain and maintain your independence.

Have you spoken to anyone about your care and support needs yet? If not, please find out how to get information about care and support.

If you have mental health issues, please talk to your GP or other people involved in your care about reablement services following a crisis or stay in hospital. Find out more about how to get mental health support.

Wellbeing Options contains lots of useful information for older people and their carers.

Virgin Care Services Limited will provide the majority of the services previously provided by Sirona Care & Health from 1 April 2017. The services will still provide the same support, be funded in the same way and in most cases you will continue to see the same colleagues as you have seen before. If you have questions, please speak to the team from the service you work with – or you can contact Virgin Care’s Customer Services Team on 0300 303 9509, or by email: customerservices@virgincare.co.uk. See http://bathneshealthandcare.nhs.uk/

If you are finding it hard to get around your home and get out of the house, you may want to think about adapting your home to make it easier for you to get around. Don’t let mobility issues prevent you from getting out and doing things, find out about travel and transport for people with different needs.

Have you spoken to anyone about your care and support needs yet? If not, please find out how to get information about care and support.

Going home from hospital can be a time of mixed feelings. If you are an in-patient at the RUH, St Martin’s Hospital, The Mineral Water Hospital or Paulton Hospital and your local council is Bath & North East Somerset, there is help at hand. Visit our page about the home from hospital service for more information.

Find out about how to get mental health support if you have just been in hospital.

Have you spoken to anyone about your care and support needs yet? If not, please find out how to get information about care and support.

Your needs may be best met by a period of support by a team of trained occupational therapists who help people of all ages to live safely and independently in their own homes. This may be through learning a new or different way of doing something and/or with the help of home adaptations or equipment.

Virgin Care Services Limited will provide the majority of the services previously provided by Sirona Care & Health from 1 April 2017. The services will still provide the same support, be funded in the same way and in most cases you will continue to see the same colleagues as you have seen before. If you have questions, please speak to the team from the service you work with – or you can contact Virgin Care’s Customer Services Team on 0300 303 9509, or by email: customerservices@virgincare.co.uk. See http://bathneshealthandcare.nhs.uk/ 

Staying physically and mentally healthy is crucial to maintaining your independence. There are lots of small changes you can make in your daily life to help you get healthy and stay healthy. Look through our pages things to do for information about what’s on locally to help you  live a happier and healthier life.

 

Have you spoken to anyone about your care and support needs yet? If not, please find out how to get information about care and support. 

Find out about adapting your home as this can help you regain and maintain your independence.

See what services and activities are available locally for people with your particular needs in our things to do section.

Getting healthy and staying healthy in both body and mind is a crucial part of regaining and maintaining your independence, often by making just a few small changes to your lifestyle. Take the first step by looking at the NHS Change4Life scheme for some hints and tips.

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