What does it do?Age Concern Sheffield provides short term support (for up to 2 years). Clients may be experiencing difficulty in maintaining independence in their own homes or their lifestyle may be putting their current accommodation at risk. There are many reasons why people might need this kind of support, for example, being at risk of losing their home due to rent arrears, a history of homelessness, lacking the skills to live independently in the community, or because a trauma, illness or isolation is preventing them from maintaining an independent lifestyle.
Who it is for: People aged 60 or over with housing-related needs, living in South East Sheffield.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Sheffield (South Yorkshire).
South East Sheffield
How to access or apply for it:
Referrals to this scheme can be made from any organisation or person including self-referrals. For more details or to make a referral, call 0114 250 2871.
What to expect then:
Following a referral a Support Planner from our service will visit, and agree with the client a programme of support tailored to meet their individual needs. The aim is to enable the client to develop the skills necessary to remain living independently in their home. Once a support plan has been agreed, a support worker will be allocated to work alongside the client to implement the plan. The support plan is reviewed at regular intervals by the Support Planner.
The type of support we provide will typically include some of the following:
Finding and moving into a new property
Home safety check
Making a full benefit check and applying for relevant benefits
Budgeting skills and debt management
Accessing other agencies and organisations providing primary health care
Making sure essential utilities are connected
Promoting and encouraging life skills such as cooking, shopping and cleaning
Preventing social isolation
Support following a crisis
Legal & financial, Moving home, Casework, advocacy & support, Information & options appraisal, Safety & security, Financial advice (benefits), Housing options, Moving home, Housing options appraisal, Advocacy, Information
Info last updated:20/07/2010.