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New Service Launched


Civic dignitaries, health professionals such as GPs, occupational therapists, village agents and social care staff saw the launch of a new one-stop shop service for Somerset. Somerset Independent Plus is aimed at keeping people in their own homes for longer by offering practical and financial help in a number of situations. 09/11/18

New Service Launched 1  The service is a joined up approach across health, housing and social care Somerset Independence Plus can offer advice and financial assistance that covers a number of improvements, adaptations or repairs that might need to be carried out in the home.  Some services are free, whilst others have a fee.

Cllr Duncan McGinty, Leader of Sedgemoor District Council who host the partnership said "this a great example of partnership working.  It was really  good to see so many people who care and are enthusiastic about enabling people to stay living independently in their own homes.  I was amazed at the range of gadgets and equipment that the Independent Assessment Centre have assembled in one place."

New Service Launched 2 There will be other centres in other districts in the future.  The centre at Chelston Industrial Park Wellington TA21 9JH  will be open to members of the public as a drop in on Mondays from 9.30am until 4pm. Alternatively appointments can be booked by contacting Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224.