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Living Independently

We offer a range of support to help our tenants live independently in their own homes for as long as they wish to do so.

Aids and Adaptations

We can provide equipment to help older and disabled tenants manage in their homes, ranging from minor adaptations such as a grab rail or key safe, to bigger changes such as walk in showers and ramps. Please contact your Housing Officer who will arrange for an inspection by a specialist team.

For major adaptations, such as a level access shower or a ramp, you will need to be assessed by an Occupational Therapist (OT). The OT will then recommend what work would be required to be carried out.

For more information, please call our Equipment & Adaptations Officer on 0800 169 5454 or contact Worcestershire Promoting Independent Living Service (PILS) by emailing PILScontactus@millbrookhealthcare.co.uk or call 0330 124 8205.

We will:

  • Carry out minor adaptations for disabled customers within 7 working days of receiving the OT’s recommendations
  • Carry out major adaptations (that are within budget) for disabled customers within 12 months of receiving the OT’s recommendations
  • Report back our decision within 10 working days if you request permission to carry out a repair, alteration or adaptation yourself.

Telecare pendant alarms (Lifelines)

If you live in one of our bungalows or flats which have been designated for older or vulnerable people, the property will be equipped with an alarm which you pay a service charge for. This alarm will allow you to call for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We offer extra assistive technology such as sensors and falls detectors which may help you to remain independent in your home. For further details please see amica24’s website www.amica24.org or call 0345 130 1469.

Care & Support 24

Care & Support24 offers a range of services to support you in your home including personal care, shopping, housework and being able to use and enjoy community facilities. They also offer an out of hours response service, that works in conjunction with the telecare alarm.

For more information, please visit www.careandsupport24.co.uk or call 01562 733226.

We also manage our own Independent Living and Extra Care Schemes for over 55s.

Independent Living Schemes & Extra Care Schemes provide safe, secure and independent accommodation for older and vulnerable people. They are suitable for couples or single people and most have been built with access for wheelchair users or those with mobility difficulties in mind.

We also offer a Respite Service from one of our Extra Care schemes in Kidderminster for short term stays in a comfortably furnished apartment. This includes onsite carers, catering and activities.

We are committed to providing excellent quality services. Our Personal Care and Extra Care services are regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and their inspection reports are published on the CQC website, view the latest report for Berrington Court Extra Care or Arch Hill Court Extra Care.