We are committed to promoting independence and enabling people to live in their own homes for as long as possible. Sometimes there are alternative options to residential or nursing care that may be more suitable, and will enable a person to live more independently.
Care at home
A little additional support at home can make all the difference to enable a person to continue living in their own home. We are able to provide support in the home that offers a person flexible choice and control over their services.
More about support to live at home
If you are assessed as being eligible for social care support, we will first consider whether or not you would benefit from short term, intensive support would help.
This service is known as reablement. 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.
A similar service to reablement, Intermediate Care offers short term intensive support for individuals who may have suffered fall or a sudden health setback, but require more hands on assistance.
Intermediate Care takes place in a rehabilitation unit, with access to 24-hour care and on-site therapy services.
Sheltered Housing and Extra Care Sheltered Housing
Sheltered Housing is an independent living scheme with a local warden who manages the site and can provide support for the residents who live there.
Extra Care Sheltered Housing is a similar service, with the addition of on-site carers present 24 hours a day, to help residents carry out day-to-day activities such as personal care.
Greenwich Telecare provides a wide range of monitoring equipment, ranging from:
- a standard Telecare alarm that can activate an emergency call when the user presses a button on a bracelet or pendant
- to 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.