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Support to live independently

We are working hard to ensure that you are able to find support from a whole host of prevention services. Home really is the best place to be and we want to help you to stay well in your home for as long as possible.

Our new guide on Independent Living gives you detailed information on the full range of services available to help keep you safe, secure, happy, well and independent in your own home, including how to return to independence after a period of illness or hospital stay.

Prevention

We want to help you remain fully independent for as long as possible. Our services can benefit you and family members who support you.

Dudley falls prevention

Dudley falls prevention is an innovative partnership providing an integrated falls prevention service. The service comprises - Dudley Council’s adult social care and public health services, Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.

Dementia Gateways

A fresh approach to the care and treatment of people with dementia, their carers and family. Anyone worried about dementia, diagnosed with the condition, their families or carers can ask for help from the borough's three dementia gateways.

Keep safe and well in winter

As the weather gets colder and the nights grow darker it’s vital that older and vulnerable people keep safe, warm and well at home. We have lots of supportive services to help you during the winter.

Community

We have a number of services that can help you become part of the community, receive support and enjoy life. 

Community enablement

Support services providing a range of practical help, advice and support to older people, aged 60 plus in their homes.

Living well, feeling safe

Living well, feeling safe offers older people living in the borough, practical safety, security and well-being advice in their own home. 

Support for carers

Dudley Carers Hub and Wellbeing service offers information, advice and support for carers of all ages.

Do you feel lonely or isolated?

Loneliness and isolation support for older people and training modules for those working with isolated and/or lonely people.

Support at home

Specialist aids, equipment and services throughout the borough to help you to remain independent in your own home for longer. 

Dudley Telecare service

We can install a range of Telecare solutions within the home and these are linked to our emergency monitoring service. Dudley Telecare Service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Equipment to help you at home

There are a number of services throughout the borough to provide you with advice and guidance on obtaining equipment and resources to support you to stay comfortably at home. 

Housing

Housing options with care and support and further information on adapting your home, and home support schemes to allow you to live independently in your own home for longer. 

Occupational Therapy and the Assisted Living Centre (ALC)

The Dudley Assisted Living Centre is an important resource for all disabled people and their carers providing Occupational Health Assessment and provision of equipment to help you to live everyday life. You can also find out more on Adapting Homes.

Getting out and about

Transport and Mobility Support

We provide a number of specialist, accessible transport services for our service users. There are also a number of external schemes/support available to you. 

Apply for a Blue Badge

The Blue Badge Scheme is a national scheme allowing people who have severe mobility problems, or who are registered blind, to park near to places that they would not otherwise be able to access - visit Blue Badge for more information or to apply. 

Let's Get Healthy

Healthy lifestyles

We are dedicated to preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting good health. There a number of resources to help you to live a healthy lifestyle.

Care

Support to regain your independence / reablement

A free, short term service for adults who need help regaining or maximising their independence to enable them to continue living at home. This includes returning to home after a period in hospital or residential care. Find out more.

Specialist Support services

Information, publications and guidance on Adult Social Care specialist support services. These include services for Autism, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and visual/hearing impairments.

Welfare benefits

For advice and information on welfare benefits that may be available to you view our Benefits Advice.

Universal Services

There are a number of Universal Services available to everyone in the Dudley borough.