New Independent Living Services in St Edmundsbury
Havebury Housing Partnership is launching a new support service across St Edmundsbury to help elderly and people with disabilities live independently in the community.
The Community Floating Support Service offers individuals confidential advice and support in their homes on issues such as energy efficiency, and safety and security. Previously this service was only available to residents in Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill, but now the service is available to anyone across the borough. There is a charge applied for non-Havebury tenants of £20 per hour with a free of charge first one hour consultation.
As part of the service, Havebury’s team of friendly advisers can give individuals advice in claiming benefits, managing debt and accessing home improvement grants as well as help in accessing local exercise programmes and classes.
Havebury’s Chief Executive Karen Mayhew explained: "Havebury has been involved with promoting the independence of elderly residents within communities for several years and we have successfully supported many residents in the Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill areas already.
"I am pleased that we can now offer this service across St Edmundsbury for the benefit of all our tenants and members of the local community."
Havebury’s Independence and Advice Co-ordinators visit tenants in their homes and carry out an assessment to identify and organise individuals’ support requirements. Anyone wishing to access this service should call 0300 3300 900.