What adult support services can I get?
Adults and older people who live in the Royal Borough of Greenwich can access a range of different services and support, from short-term assistance and rehabilitation, to ongoing support and risk prevention.
Support to regain your independence
We will first consider whether or not you would benefit from short term, intensive support. This service is known as reablement and it can work well for people who have had a sudden health setback, or who have been discharged from hospital and need some additional support.
Reablement may also include support from physiotherapists and occupational therapists to help regain your independence.
If reablement is not suitable, or you need more support in the long term, we will carry out an assessment of your needs to calculate how much money you will require to buy the services you need.
We call this a Personal Budget and it will give you an idea of how much you will be able to spend on services to meet your needs.
Personal Budgets have been designed to give you greater choice and control in the way your support is organised. You can use your personal budget to get the services you need to meet your care needs. We can help you to develop a support plan, so you can choose from a range of support services and also manage your Personal Budget.
If you require constant support with or near you, you may benefit from supported living services such as extra care sheltered housing, or even residential and nursing care. Please let us know if you require further information about supported living services.
Greenwich Telecare provides a wide range of monitoring equipment. Examples of monitoring equipment include:
- a standard Telecare alarm that can activate an emergency call when you press a button on a bracelet or pendant
- sophisticated sensors that will trigger an emergency call if a bath is going to overflow or the gas has been left on
Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.