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Information to enable you to live at home independently through a little bit of support.
There are a number of housing options to allow people to live independently, with or without additional support.
Devon is committed to supporting individuals at all stages in life to learn, develop and enable people to become resilient and lead as normal life as possible.
Covering falls, gas and fire safety, personal alarms, crime prevention, scams and financial abuse.
If you look after or support someone who could not do without your help then there is support available for you.
Every year people lose billions of pounds to scammers and con artists using postal, telephone and online scams. Vulnerable adults can also be the victims of financial abuse where money is taken by relatives, friends or carers without their knowledge or permission.
Keeping well, healthy is something we can all work towards. There is more information around how to make this possible.
Managing money is so important and there is support out there to help you if you find yourself in debt, or want to budget or find out what benefits are available.
A lasting power of attorney is so important to make with your family. It ensures your wishes and the people you love and trust look after you when you may not be able to. It is as important as setting up a will.
Helping disabled people find information and services to stay healthy, happy and independent
The first stage in getting social care support is for Devon County Council to assess your needs. This is called a care needs assessment and it helps us gain a full picture of your care and support needs.
If you are worried about your own or someone else’s memory, contact your, or their GP and read info on these pages to know other forms of support.
Loneliness can happen to anyone any age, there are many ways you can break this loneliness and so many groups out there who want to support you. You are not alone!
Advice on relationships, managing money and putting things in place, for example, wills and lasting power of attorney.
In a rural community transport is a real challenge but there are many options open to you.
I need advice…
- moving safely around my home and neighbourhood
- with being able to work, learn and volunteer
- accessing supported housing options
- keeping my house clean and tidy
- Keeping safe
- getting dressed and undressed
- taking part in social activities
- eating a healthy diet
- with money management
- as I support someone
- maintaining relationships