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Equipment and Adaptations

**In line with government advice regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, visiting your property may not be advisable, however we would still encourage you to get in touch and we may be able to advise remotely.** There's a range of equipment on the market that can…

Coronavirus - easy read and accessible advice

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their advice on the coronavirus. They have also produced an easy read version of advice about staying at home.  Mencap have published multiple pieces of easy read advice about coronavirus, including  social distancing and staying…

Getting Online

Listed below are some resources to help you get online, stay safe online, and make the most of being online. Please be aware that some services mentioned are on hold during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus - advice for people with pre-existing conditions

A number of support organisations are offering advice on the coronavirus for people with pre-existing health conditions. Allergy UK: Advice for those with allergies Alzheimer's UK: Advice for those living with dementia and their families Asthma UK: What to do if you have asthma Bladder…

Bereavement Support

Following a bereavement, people will be looking for support; to talk, and try and make sense of what has happened. Support is available from a number of organisations, offering helpful information on what to expect and how to cope.  Please remember that many of these…

Coronavirus: Accessing dental care

Dental practices across Rutland will start a phased return to routine appointments and dental care from 8th June 2020. Urgent dental care treatment sites will stay open until the phased return is complete, so you may need to travel. If you have a dental problem,…

The Housing Options Service

Preventing Homelessness If you face the threat of becoming homeless, you need to make every effort to resolve your housing difficulties. The Council has limited housing resources and most people who become homeless are not entitled to the highest priority for rehousing. If you need…

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is about supporting disabled people, older people and others who may be vulnerable. Advocacy can be very important if you need to start, change or stop something in your life. These can be changes to social care services or education which may affect you.…

Preventing falls: ensuring a safe home environment

Take a look around your home for things that may cause you to trip, slip or fall and address them to make your home safer. Steps you could take to make your home as safe as possible could include: Ensuring floors are clear of trailing…

Preventing falls: looking after yourself

Anyone can experience a fall. However, as you age, your risk of falling increases. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to minimise those risks. The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has produced a useful guide on living well…
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