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Care4me is a new community directory for organisations in Wandsworth. We provide a free web directory of local care and self-help services for both health professionals and the general public.


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The Equality Act 2010 (EA) gives disabled people important rights of access to everyday services. Service providers have an obligation to make reasonable adjustments to premises or to the way they provide a service. Sometimes it just takes minor changes to make a service accessible.
Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable older people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice
Preventive care involves regular check-ups and screening tests to get an update on your health. If there are any warning signs of disease, regular preventive care will spot them early, which means earlier treatment and fewer complications. In addition to health screenings, there are proactive steps you can take to improve your chances of aging well, including developing a strategy to maintain your health. Lifestyle changes you can make, such as eating better, quitting smoking and starting (or maintaining) an exercise routine, you'll feel better and enjoy life longer Staying healthy is a collaborative effort between you and your doctor but it starts with you and your commitment to your health.
Many are simply unaware of their eligibility, including a million plus low income pensioners who sadly fail to collect their pension credit. Contact one of these organisations for a full Benefit Check and we can help you claim benefits you're entitled to.
Carers come from all backgrounds and can be any age. Caring can be rewarding, but it can be difficult too. Here are ten important things that any carer should know to help with their caring role and make sure they get the support they are entitled to.
Carers come from all backgrounds and can be any age. Caring can be rewarding, but it can be difficult too. Here are ten important things that any carer should know to help with their caring role and make sure they get the support they are entitled to.
We all have the right to go about our daily lives in safety. Improving community safety is one of our highest priorities for the goverment. Safer Neighbourhoods Teams and Neighbourhood Watch Scheme work together for a safer london. Information about your local police force and what services they provide to protecting your local community. Handy Person Services will fit a range of security equipment such as door chains, spy holds, bolts and door/window locks to make your home more secure.
Counselling can be defined as a relatively short-term, interpersonal, theory-based process of helping persons who are fundamentally psychologically healthy resolve developmental and situational issues.
Your GP can refer you for counselling on the NHS.
Day Centres enable older people to remain in the community by maintaining or improving the quality of life of the older person - or their carer - through social contact and therapeutic activities. Specialist day centre providing a service to those over 65 with mild to moderate dementia 3 days per week and those under 65 with dementia 2 days per week. You should contact Croydon Council, Social Services for Adults for a full care needs assessment.

Please also see Age Concern's factsheets for further information:
FS41 - Local authority assessment for community care services.
FS46 - Paying for care and support at home.

You may also be entitled to a disability benefit, please see:
FS34 - Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.

Factsheets are available from the freephone information line; 0800 00 99 66.

Financial advice is given on specific areas of your finances. It works well with financial planning for the whole of your financial security.
The Community Legal Service (CLS) brings together legal aid solicitors, Citizens Advice Bureaux, Law Centres, local authority services and other organisations in local networks. It ensures that people can get information and advice about their legal rights and help with enforcing them.
Healthcare is the treatment and prevention of illness. Health care is delivered by professionals in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and allied health services.
Home Care services offer practical help and support to people at home with essential daily tasks they are unable to manage safely for themselves.
In the common law, legal advice is the giving of a formal opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law by an officer of the court (such as solicitor or barrister), ordinarily in exchange for financial or other tangible compensation.
Volunteer for a community project. Help to improve your local area and the lives of local people by volunteering your time to work on community-based projects. Donating just a few hours each week can make a real difference within your local area.