What does it do?Age Concern Greenwich aims to provide home-based support to older people, enabling them to live independently within the community. Our Support Services are user centred — our philosophy is to constantly review individual needs ensuring that services are responsive and reflective of those needs.
Floating Support can mean different things to different people — at Age Concern Greenwich our service aims to be sensitive to the needs of users in different circumstances and with individual needs. Floating Support is a flexible service — when support is no longer required, it “floats off” to another person who needs it but can return if needed.
It is a flexible peripatetic service providing or facilitating low to medium support to people in their own homes or tenancies, with the aim of enabling or maintaining independence.
Age Concern Greenwich can provide support in the following areas:
Information & Advice
Help in managing finances & benefit claims
Emotional Support & establishing social contacts
Personal Safety & Security
Monitoring Health & Well-being
Access to local community organisations
Good neighbour Tasks
Support can be provided for as long as it is required with no time limit
Who it is for: Older people with low to medium support needs
Where it is available:Local service covering: Greenwich (Greater London).
What it costs:At Age Concern Greenwich we can offer two types of support — Short Term Floating Support and Long Term Floating Support.
Short Term Floating Support is free of charge — all costs are met by the Supporting People Grant, which is paid directly to the organisation supporting you. Support can be provided for as long as it is needed with a maximum of two years.
Long Term Floating Support is free of charge to those in receipt of Housing Benefit. For those not receiving Housing Benefit, a Fairer Charge Assessment will be carried out.
How to access or apply for it:
There are a number of ways to access the Supporting People Project. We accept referrals from GP’s, Social Services, Community Organisations and other agencies. We also accept self-referrals from people who contact us directly.
Clients referred to us will need to fill in a short referral form and will subsequently receive an assessment to establish whether our service can meet their current support needs.
You can get in touch with us phone on 0208 294 3010 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Socialising, Legal & financial, Home help, Casework, advocacy & support, Information & options appraisal, Safety & security, Financial advice (benefits), Information, Paperwork / forms & letters, Signposting / gateway service, Emotional support
Info last updated:09/11/2010.