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Support service helps local elderly live independently

30th January 2014

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

A fantastic new support service for older people launched in South Wales earlier this week, helping to provide vital information on practical aid around the home.

Helping the people of Ceredigon and others across North Pembrokeshire, the service has been set up by the local housing association, Cantref, and aims to assist people over the age of 55.

Whether the user owns their home or chooses to rent, the service’s goal is to help people live independently for as long as possible, giving information on housing mobility and the practical support provided by a range of mobility aids, such as personal stairlifts and walk in baths.

Although the initiative started last April, it was officially launched at Llys Owen in Aberteifi earlier this week.

Local councillor’s optimism for project

When speaking about the project, Cardiganshire Councillor Mark Cole said that the service could be fantastic for the region, especially as the ageing population can be proud and find it difficult to ask for help. He added that it is important for organisations like Cantref and others to work together for the benefit of the older population.

Those interested in taking advantage of the service are being urged to visit the Cantref website or call their advisors on 01239 712031 for further information.

With people all over the United Kingdom living longer than ever, it is important that services like this take the appropriate steps to make day-to-day living as easy as possible for those who rely on the help of carers or mobility aids.

If you do think a stairlift or walk-in bath in the home could transform your life or that of a family member, the experts at Handicare will be more than happy to assist.

Image Credit: Curved Stairlift (flickr.com)