New services to keep residents independent and well
Advocacy Casework Service 0161 4808979
An advocate is someone who supports an individual to voice their opinions or puts forward a case on someone else's behalf, such as making a complaint or to access health and care services. This means that you can receive help to communicate your needs, wishes and opinions if you have no one else to do so.
Targeted Prevention Alliance (TPA) 0161 4741042
The Stockport Targeted Prevention Service provides early help and preventative support for a wide range of individuals or households who are aiming to improve their life circumstances for any reason related to their health, wellbeing or situation, such as, mental and/or physical illness, disability, old age and/or social circumstances.
The service will work with people to explore and develop individual solutions and support to self-manage, including:
- Providing signposting information to help with further support
- Building on positive aspects of a person’s life and circumstances
- Encouragement of people who use the services to be resilient and independent
- Work with individuals until they are in a more stable position and can cope better
- Access to a range of expertise
- Offering a service to any person struggling with independent living regardless of the reason for this
Call: 0161 474 1042 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Drop in: 39 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1LZ (Monday - Thursday, 9.30am-4.30pm; 9.30-4.00pm Friday)
Alliance for positive relationships (APR) 0161 4774271
APR is about preventing domestic abuse and looking at different methods to support families. This includes working with men, women and families who are involved in domestic abuse incidents.
Wellbeing and Independence Network (WIN)
This new network of services will provide practical help to adults who would otherwise find it very difficult to organise the support they need to remain independent and well. This assistance is aimed specifically at older people, people with a wide range of disabilities or poor mobility, and their carers.
Wellbeing and Independence at Home 0161 4801211
Focusing on support in and around someone's home environment, this service is designed to enable people to continue to enjoy living independently and safely in their home. The service will also provide short-term practical support to people with assistance such as shopping, cleaning and small jobs in the home and garden.
Independent Living and Wellbeing in the Community 0161 4745946
This service will support people to take part in a wide variety of social, civic, leisure, learning, work or volunteering opportunities, where they would otherwise find it very difficult to get involved because of physical or emotional ill-health, a physical or sensory disability, or caring responsibilities.
Wellbeing and Independence through Community Transport 0161 4762812
The Community Transport Service will provide journeys for adults who are unable to use public transport to places such as hairdressers and care homes, for reasons which could include visiting family, social events, rehabilitative exercise, and shopping, in order to sustain people's independence as they get older.
To find out more about referring into these services, please contact them direct using the numbers listed.
The Care Quality Commission checks all hospitals, dentists, care homes and care services to see if they meet national standards. You can find out what they have to say about these services in your area by visiting their website.
NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health. You can find information about hospitals, GPs and dentists and urgent care. As well as basic contact details, you can also find feedback from other people about what they think about these services. It's not just limited to NHS information. You can also find information about other services in your area (often provided by charities) that can help you with conditions from Alzheimers through to weight loss.