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Living independently at home

Keeping your independence can help to keep us happier and healthier as you get older. There are many ways you can stay living in your home and support is available if you need it.

If you are looking for a bit of help around the home then there are lots of places you can go to. Swansea Social Services have advice on who can help with tasks such as shopping, gardening and housework. You can find contact details of local organisations and charities on their Help around the Home pages on this website.

If you are unable to place your bin on the kerbside or have no one to do this for you, it may be possible for your bin to be collected from your doorstep by means of the council's assisted collection. To find out more about the service you can contact us on 01792 635600.

 

If you are living at home but want the extra support of help in an emergency then the Lifeline Alarm may help. The alarm allows someone to get in touch with medical and emergency services quickly and reliably, even if they are unable to get to the telephone or aren't able to speak. 

You can find out more about the alarm including how to apply on the Community Alarms (Lifelines) pages of this website. If you would prefer to speak to someone you can phone 01792 648999.

 

Keeping well in the cold months

Cold weather can help trigger serious health issues so it is important to keep warm to help you keep well. The Energy Saving Trust can provide advice on how to heat your home while still keeping costs low. You can find information on their website at www.energysavingtrust.org.ukOpens new window or you can phone them on 0300 123 1234.

Nest also provide advice to help you keep warm and save money on your energy bills. If you receive a means tested benefit you may also be eligible for free home improvements including a new boiler or insulation. You can find out more information on how they can help you by visiting their website at www.nestwales.org.ukOpens new window. You can also phone their helpline on freephone 0808 808 2244.

Remember it is not just your home that needs to keep warm during the winter, its important you stay warm as well. Age Cymru's Spread the Warmth campaign aims to prevent thousands of older people suffering needlessly due to cold. Visit their website at www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/health--wellbeing/spread-the-warmthOpens new window for advice and guidance on keeping warm, safe and well.

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