The Living well, feeling safe scheme is a partnership scheme, offering older people living across Dudley borough, practical safety, security and wellbeing advice, in their own home.
The partnership scheme is made up of the council, together with other local organisations – Age UK Dudley, West Midlands Police, Victim Support and West Midlands Fire Service. By working together the partnership offers older people a complete safety and security advice and support service. Practical and preventative safety, security and wellbeing advice and information are offered to people in their homes. The appropriate services, suitable for their needs are the arranged for them.
On request, an officer from the partnership will visit the customer in their home, to give advice on a range of home security, personal safety and wellbeing issues, to suit their own needs. After an assessment of the individual’s circumstances they will ask the appropriate services to contact the person for real help, assistance and support.
The Living well, feeling safe service is ideal for anyone who is feeling vulnerable, isolated, in need of support or simply is concerned about their home’s safety or their own personal safety.
Advice and support services are offered on such things as the council’s home safety and security service, home and personal alarms, sheltered and supported housing options, falls support and advice, home improvement help and adaptations, handyperson service and fire safety advice.
A free home assessment or further advice is available by calling 01384 817743
Living well, feeling safe - online
Online self assessment tool – produce your own personalised report with recommended products and services
Living Well Feeling Safe has just launched a brand new online tool will help people who are struggling to live independently at home understand the kinds of equipment and support that is available to them at the touch of a button.
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You may also wish to visit the At Home website. AT HOME is a regional collaboration of West Midlands councils. It is aiming to encourage people to think about how independent living equipment, including assistive technology (known as ‘telecare’) can help to support people as they get older so they can remain living independently, successfully in their own homes. The website offers advice and support to people aged over fifty, who are thinking about later life and looking for equipment, aids and support to keep independent and well at home, alternatively if you wish to chat to us about this kind of support, call us on 0300 555 2040.
My Story - Mrs L
My Story - tells Mrs L's story. Mrs L has received support from the Living Well, Feeling Safe team and now feels safer and more secure at home.
View the Living Well, Feeling Safe [pdf / 1.15 MB] leaflet for further information.
Tel: 01384 817743
Email: Living well, feeling safe
Help to live at home on Dudley Community Information Directory
Living well, feeling safe online