New support to help people live independently

19 February 2024

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council has introduced a new ‘Help for Independent Living’ platform for elderly and disabled people to help make everyday life easier and support people to stay comfortably in their own homes for longer.

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New support to help people live independently

It is designed to provide individuals, their families and carers, with advice and guidance to accessing equipment to make their homes better suited to their extra needs. It also covers help in the home, help with common daily activities and health and well-being.

For more information visit: Lambeth Council – AskSARA

It is designed to be easy to navigate and lets people choose from a wide range of topics, answer a series of questions and then produces a personalised report including links to a catalogue of suppliers that can provide thousands of products to support independence at home.

Cllr Marcia Cameron, Lambeth’s joint Cabinet Lead for Healthier Communities, said: “It’s good to have this help live on our website for local people to use as ensuring people are able to live independently is so important.

“I ask that anyone who might have a concern about a friend or relative’s ability to cope at home, or anyone who may be concerned about their own ability to live independently in future, to browse the site and get familiar with the wide range of support available.

“Sometimes a little help at home can make life so much safer, easier and better for those facing challenges with independent living.”

Lambeth Council has committed to becoming an age-friendly borough, and to help achieve this objective the local authority has joined the UK Network of Age Friendly Communities, run by the Centre for Ageing Better.