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Connect to Support
The well established North Lincolnshire Personal Assistant Finder has been available via the council website for the last year. It can now also be accessed from the North Lincolnshire Homepage of Connect to Support.
We hope that by offering it via Connect to Support more people will be able see the Personal Assistant Finder and they can compare the alternatives offered by care providers and consider the potential of employing their own Personal Assistant.
Alongside the Personal Assistant Finder is the PA Handbook. This consists of five Sections packed with helpful information and advice. The handbook is an essential reference for council staff who need to advise customers about the pro's and cons of employing a PA.
The site can always benefit from more people offering their services as PA's so if you know someone who would be interested please let them know - registering is easy.
Connect to Support is a new website for adults in North Lincolnshire who want information about Care and Support to live independently or to find care services.
Find everything you need to help you with your support on the Connect to Support website.
Look for and buy products and service to help with your support.
- Discover free and low cost activities, support groups and organisations in your area - a great way to connect with your community.
- Find Information about who can help you with your care and support needs.
- Find lots of useful information, advice and contact details about the help that is available to you - from money to housing and transport and tips to help improve your health and well being.
If you need to contact someone about your support or care needs please email: email@example.com
Personal Budgets - The latest from North Lincolnshire Council
Foundation certificate in Rehabilitation and Reablement - Get the most from your health and social care support staff with a foundation certificate in rehabilitation and reablement. Find out more on our course information page.
Here is how Adult Social Services can help when you need support to live your life.
Your starting point is to ring our main contact number 01724 297979 where our advisers will offer you advice, help and information according to your needs. They may put you in touch with local organisations who will be able to provide you with the support or advice you need to manage your life. This might be all you need from us.
What happens if I do need further help from Adult Social Services?
If you find yourself having had a fall, accident or illness, you could have possibly had a stay in hospital and now feel unable to manage your life as you used to. You might experience problems due to a change in the help that a family carer can offer or the death of a partner may mean you have to manage on your own for the first time, which has meant a change in your personal circumstances. We can help you to regain your independence and confidence to get on with your life. It could mean making changes to your home making it easier to get around, help to manage money, or help in the short term to recover from an illness or accident. We call this short- term service Rehabilitation and Reablement . This may be all you need to get you on your feet again.
But I may find that I still cannot manage to cope with daily living needs, even with the help of family or friends. What if that’s the case?
We have a new method of providing support to you, it is called Self Directed Support this puts you back in control of your life to help you live independently. Self Directed Support aims to give you much more control over the support you receive and the way in which you receive it. The support available will be much more flexible and responsive to your individual needs to enable you to live life the way you wish. You will receive a sum of money form the council to pay for your support which is called a “Personal Budget”
Options4U is a user led organisation that has been set up and running in North Lincolnshire, for a year. It is a group of disabled people who are willing to help others understand and participate in the new system of funding personal care. You can also follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/options4you
We have put together a list of frequently asked questions that might help you to understand the process of managing your Personal Budget.
We are changing the way we deliver Adult Social Services in North Lincolnshire. Our guiding principle is that everyone has a positive contribution to make to society and that you have the right to control your own life. The service is committed to helping people live safe and fulfilling lives in their own homes, by providing support and equipment to those who are eligible. For more information on the service you can view the adult social care Fit for the Future film.
The service works with:
The Fair Access to Care page gives you a description of the kind of needs the service can help with.
How do you get support?
You may be referred by your general practitioner (GP), community nurse, or by self-assessment.
If you would like to carry out a self-assessment, you can complete a self-assessment online or call 01724 297979 for more details.
A number of adult social services can be applied for online, these include:
- Community meals service
- Request for information
- Request for full assessment
It is not only the council's adult services that work to support vulnerable adults. Fresh Start provides more services to older people in North Lincolnshire to enable them to live as independently as possible for as long as they choose to do so.
There are many other organisations that offer help and support to those who need it.
Adult social services also commission a range of services that provide housing-related support that some people need to stay as independent as possible.
Adult social services has a strategy which you can download here as a PDF.
If you would like any further information on the service please complete this online request form.
Note: All documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and therefore require a suitable reader to view them. A reader can be downloaded free from the Adobewebsite (full instructions for downloading the reader are provided on the site).