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Help in your own home

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Get help with looking after yourself, meals, moving around and staying safe in your own home

Do you have what it takes to become a Shared Lives carer?

The Leicestershire Shared Lives service supports people to live the life they want

  • Coming out of hospital 

    When you come out of hospital, you may be able to get help at home to do things for yourself again. Hospital staff will decide if you need help and what you need.

  • Get help at home 

    You may be able to get help in your own home if you have a disability or illness or because you’re unable to do some things for yourself any more.

  • Paying for help at home 

    You'll get a personal budget to pay for help at home. You may have to pay something towards it. We will do a financial assessment to work out how much you have to pay.

  • Lunch clubs 

    Lunch clubs are run by voluntary and community groups. They provide hot meals and a chance to meet other people. Some also run activities.

  • Equipment and home adaptations 

    You can get equipment and changes to your home – ‘home adaptations’ - to help you live more comfortably, safely and independently.

  • Preventing falls 

    Falls can have a serious effect on your health and wellbeing, here are some top tips to help prevent falls.

  • Equipment to help with dementia 

    If you or someone you know is living with dementia, there are products available that act as reminders or alarms to help keep you safe and stay in your own home.

  • Alarms for falls 

    Alarms for falls - also known as ‘community alarms’ or ‘lifeline service’ - can help you if you’re assessed as having a high risk of falls.

  • Meals on wheels 

    If you can’t cook for yourself, you can get hot and frozen meals delivered to you at home.

  • Restart help at home 

    If you’ve had help at home from us before, you may be able to get it again but you’ll need to get a new assessment.

  • Help with caring for someone with dementia  

    Getting help with your caring responsibilities can make life easier for you and the person you’re caring for.

  • What to do if a child or young person is looking after you 

    What to do if a child or young person is looking after you

  • Report faulty equipment 

    Problems with equipment should be reported to NRS or the council depending on the type of equipment that is faulty.

  • Giving back equipment 

    You can arrange to give back unwanted equipment that is no longer required.

  • Care Act and what has changed 

    The way that you get some services from us may have changed. You may not see any difference to your care because we are already doing many of the things the new Care Act says we must.

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