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Social Care Info Portsmouth

Author: Sara Langston Published: 2nd November 2011 15:39

Social Care info Portsmouth (SCiP) is an online directory of useful information and advice to help adults in the city stay independent and safe.

You can find information on the following topics:

Daily Living - Includes business listings for care providers, day centres and any service or organisation that helps people with their everyday needs. You can also find links to websites which can provide suggestions of equipment to help people to carry out daily tasks independently, such as washing, dressing, preparing food, or communicating.

Getting Around - Information on Blue Badges, concessionary fares, and travel services for people who find it difficult to access public transport. Also links to organisations offering transport related services for example, support to book a holiday for those who have accessibility or care requirements.

Health and Wellbeing - Advice and links to services to help people stay both mentally and physically well. Also contains information on exercise and activity classes, such as chair-based exercise which can help people with limited mobility stay active, reducing the risk of falls.

Education, Training and Employment - Includes volunteering opportunities, funding and grants information, training courses and support for people who are finding it difficult to get into work.

Carers - Anyone who looks after someone aged 18 or over who wouldn't be able to manage their daily living without that help, is considered a carer by adult social care and is entitled to a carer's assessment. Carers are entitled to support such as respite, training and benefits.

Things to Do - Any event in the city is welcome to be advertised here, and you can filter the list by postcode, whether the service is free, and whether the event meets your accessibility requirements.

Money - From information on paying for Adult Social Care services, to pensions, tax and benefits. Also contains helpful links to other websites offering financial advice such as, how to anonymously check what benefits you're entitled to, and get estimates of how this will change if your situation changes.

Staying Safe - Information and advice on protecting yourself and your property, such as planning for emergencies, reporting a crime or antisocial behaviour and how to identify and report abuse. Also covers home safety, including information on community alarms such as Telecare, which can help vulnerable people live independently by alerting someone in situations such as a fall or a seizure.



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