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Staying independent

Coronavirus: support and information

If you need help during the coronavirus outbreak, please see our coronavirus webpages.

You can find details of our community helpline and other ways to get support on our I need help page, and there's also help and support if you are self isolating.

There may be times when you need extra support to do everyday things.

This may be due to age, frailty, ill health, disability, or changing circumstance.

Whatever your situation, these local care options can help you continue to live safely and independently.

Help at home

Struggling with everyday tasks? Here's how to get extra support at home

More about Help at home

Help with meals

Arrange a regular meals on wheels delivery, or join a local lunch club

More about Help with meals


Find equipment that can make your life easier, such as walking aids or grab rails

More about Equipment to help you stay safe


Stay safe at home with a community alarm and telecare sensors

More about Technology to help to stay safe

Support for people with dementia

Living with dementia? Find help and support here, including help for carers

More about Support for people with dementia

Help to get out of the house

Day centres, activities and transport options to help you leave the house

More about Help to get out of the house

Going into or leaving hospital

Arranging your stay, support when you come home and emergency admissions

More about Going into or leaving hospital