Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and adults at risk from abuse or neglect. Abuse is not normal and never ok. Being abused means a person is being deliberately hurt by someone else. If you are concerned about a child, young person or adult report it to Dudley Safeguarding.
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If you feel that you need extra help with living at home you could look at the sections on equipment and Dudley Telecare Service to see if this is the sort of support you need. If you feel that you need help with personal care such as washing and dressing you will need to contact the access to adult care services team.
Residential homes and nursing care homes (care homes that provide nursing care) provide live in care to members of the community. They can be operated by the private sector, the not-for-profit sector, the charitable sector and the council (residential homes only). All care homes must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Look in the housing section for general information on the services provided through our Housing offices and Private Sector Housing Team. If you need housing with extra support there is more about this in the housing with care section.
Shared Lives is an alternative to home care or care homes for adults in need of support. The scheme provides personalised, quality care or support from foster carers who share their lives and homes with the people they support.
In recent years we have worked with social housing provider Midland Heart to offer extra care housing for people aged over fifty-five who live in Dudley borough. Currently three schemes are operating - Broad Meadow located on Middlepark Road, Russells Hall, Willowfields on Whitehouse Street, Coseley and Lime Gardens off Slade Road, Cradley Heath. The council is also now working with Midland Heart, considering suitable sites for a fourth scheme.
Supporting People services provide support to vulnerable people to help them to achieve and/or maintain independent living. This support is designed to help people to develop the skills that they need to run a home, stay safe, be healthy and participate in work; volunteering or social activities that make them feel part of their local community.
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Sheltered housing is the term given to a group of self-contained flats or bungalows available to older people. Tenants in sheltered housing have the support of members of our staff who visit at agreed intervals and promote people’s independence, quality of life and good health.
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) provide protection for people who are in hospitals or care homes and are deprived of their liberty for the purpose of providing treatment or care, but lack capacity to consent to these arrangements; these could include people with dementia and those with severe learning disability.