Helping you to help yourself

We will connect you with support and information in your local community and help you to make the best use of your existing networks.

We will make sure that you have access to information and advice to support your wellbeing before you need formal social care services. This is a universal offer to all, whether you pay for your care and support yourself, or are state-funded.

We will focus on your skills, experience and networks of existing support and see how these might help in the future. Finding out what support is already available can help you to remain independent and stop you entering the social care system earlier than is necessary.

You may find it enough to talk through difficulties you are experiencing and to have assistance to consider support options that might already exist. Or you may need more help and professional advice on how to access support in the community or issues such as how to get about the house safely or to keep yourself active. If more support is needed, we will move to the next step with you and consider options for short term support.

Here is some information you may find useful to stay healthy, active and safe:

Keeping active

By keeping active and avoiding falls, you are less likely to need social care or health support.


Staying connected

Details of groups, activities and things to do in the community are listed on the Notts Help Yourself You can refine your search by area, age group or interest.

Our Connect service can provide short term support to people who are feeling lonely or struggling with daily life.


Mental health

There is a variety of support and advice to help you maintain good mental health and wellbeing.

You can also get information about support to help you live independently with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.


Staying safe and well

There is a range of simple equipment you can buy that could help you with simple tasks around the home.

Our Handy Person Adaptations Service provides help and support to keep people safe and secure in their home.

Cold homes can have an impact on your wellbeing. Find out more about keeping warm in winter.

Our Meals at Home service supplies fresh and nutritious ready-made meals direct to your home to help you stay living independently.


Money matters

It is a good idea to get financial advice and support from an expert if you are planning for social care in the future or making decisions about paying for care now.

Find out more about what benefits you are entitled to.


Work opportunities

If you have a learning disability or Asperger’s, you can get employment support which includes training and matching to a suitable employer.


Sensory impairments

Our Adult Deaf and Visual Impairment Service can provide advice and support to help you live independently.

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