Wandsworth Adult Social Care
There may come a time when you can’t do things for yourself anymore. This may happen suddenly because you become ill or have an accident, or it may happen slowly as you get older. There are many different options available if you need some support and help, but you may not be sure about which kind of support is right for you.
Care and support can include a piece of useful equipment, practical help with daily tasks, adaptations to your home or help with getting out and about in the community. When you first contact us, we will have a conversation with you to better understand your circumstances, or those of the person you are concerned about.
Our vision is to deliver the best for residents who use our services and support them to be as independent and well as possible. We want to support people to live the best life they can and only access the necessary support from Adult Social Services. We will do this by looking at our residents as individuals, identifying what strengths, gifts and talents you have. We will have positive conversations about what you can do for yourself and your ambitions, rather than focussing on what is not going so well in your life. We will work in partnership with residents, their families and communities to find solutions that are right for them.
There are a range of services available to all residents whether or not you qualify for support from the Council such as:
Simple equipment and small adaptations to your home up to the value of £1,000 free of charge that can help you with daily living, such as getting dressed or using the toilet.
Emergency alarms, or Telecare, are 24-hour monitoring systems that can help you stay safe in your own home. You wear a pendant with a button that you press to call for help.
Hot or frozen meals can be delivered directly to your home.
With the right advice and support, using technology and the internet can greatly enhance your life in many ways and keep you more connected with family and friends.
Benefits checks and financial advice can help you make the most of your money and plan for the future.
Local community groups can offer further information and advice and run a range of activities for all ages and interests.
Voluntary sector including neighbourhood groups may be able to offer practical help around the home or help you with shopping or gardening.
Local libraries offer something for everyone, whether you just want to access the internet or want to join a reading group.
Parks and sports and leisure centres are a great place to keep active and socialise.
- London Borough of Wandsworth
- Service Type:
- Advice and Advocacy
- Primary Client Group:
- Supporting People
- Opening Times:
- Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
- Services For:
- Older people
- People leaving prison
- People who misuse alcohol
- People who misuse drugs
- People with dementia
- People with learning disabilities
- People with long-term conditions
- People with mental health needs
- People with physical disabilities
- People with sensory disabilities
- Further Information:
In an emergency outside of these times contact the emergency duty social work team via the council switchboard: 020 8871 6000.
This page was last updated on 15 January 2019