If you need help and support to enable you to remain in your home, you'll find details of organisations and services that can help on this page.
Age UK is the new charity formed by the merging of Age Concern and Help the Aged. They provide advice and practical support for older people across the country that can enable them to remain in their own homes. They provide a number of services within Worcestershire and you can find details on their website below.
Tel: 0800 0086077
National Website: www.ageuk.org.uk
Local Website: www.achw.org.uk
Association for Rehabilitation of Communication and Oral Skills (ARCOS)
ARCOS work with children and adults who have communication and eating and swallowing difficulties, their families, carers and others involved. They provide information, advice, practical help, specialist therapy and training.
137 Church Street,
Tel: 01684 576795
For assistance with hearing impairment contact Deaf Direct
Vesta Tilley House,
Tel: 01905 746301
Onside is a Worcestershire based charity based on the belief that everyone has the right to be a valued human being and to be treated in a just and fair manner. As such, they provide a range of support and services to ensure fairness and equality for adults who may be vulnerable, disadvantaged, or discriminated against. This includes people experiencing mental and physical ill health, sensory impairment, learning disability, drug and alcohol issues, old age, and their carers.
If you need support to get your point across or with a particular issue you're facing, they may be able to help. Contact them using the details below:
14 Charles Street,
Tel: 01905 27525
The Penderels Trust work to enable anyone who requires personal care in order to live independently to achieve their goal. They assist service-users with all aspects of independent living by helping them prepare for an assessment, providing annual cost of care, accessing funding sources, assisting people to recruit and train their own staff and liaising with other services and professionals.
Hartlebury Trading Estate,
Tel: 01299 253225
The Promoting Independence service is provided by Worcestershire County Council to help you regain or learn new skills to live your everyday life and stay within your community. It will also give you time to regain confidence in your own abilities and understand what you need to do to stay safe and well. You can contact them using the details below or via referral from your GP or Social Worker
3rd Floor Bridgewater House,
Tel: 01905 734207
Radar National Key Scheme
The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country. Toilets fitted with National Key Scheme (NKS) locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, department stores, bus and train stations and many other locations in most parts of the country.
Tel: 020 7250 3222
Website: www.radar-shop.org.uk/Radar Key
Red Cross - Home from Hospital Service
If you or someone you know is in hospital and may need some support to return home, the Red Cross - Home from Hospital service could help. They provide assistance with shopping or domestic tasks while you are recovering.
Discharge Support Services,
Worcestershire Royal Hospital,
Charles Hastings Way,
Tel: 01905 760504
Sight Concern Worcestershire
Sight Concern has a large display of aids and equipment which can greatly improve the quality of life of someone who has sight problems.
The Bradbury Centre,
2 Sansome Walk,
Tel: 01905 723245
Support at Home - Festival Housing
Support at Home is a service from Festival Housing available to anyone over the age of 55, providing advice, support and help to stay healthy and independent; be involved in the community and have a good social life; keep your home secure; and manage your money and claim any benefits you may be entitled to.
Tel: 01684 579625
Worcester Association of Service Users
WASU aims to break down the barriers which stop people remaining in control of their own lives and to change people’s ways of thinking about, and working with, people who use services.
University of Worcester,
Bredon Room 102,
Tel: 01905 542054
Worcestershire Health and Social Care Services
Worcestershire County Council can provide a range of services to support people with a range of needs in the county.
PO Box 585,
Access Centre Tel: 0845 607 2000
Worcestershire Lifestyles offer support and assistance to disabled people who wish to be in control of their own life.
Tel: 01905 756067
Worcestershire Telecare provide services that offer you immediate assistance if you need it at home or at work such as a pendant alarm.