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Staying independent (Adults)

Living independently - for longer Most people over the age of 85 are able to remain living independently in their own homes in Peterborough. There are lots of things you can do remain living independently in the community for as long as possible. This page …

Technology Enabled Care (TEC) for Adults

Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Technology enabled care is Equipment and technology to help adults stay independent. Some of the benefits of technology enabled care are: increasing independence and confidence managing or minimising risk supporting and reassuring family carers reducing the need for a care package…

Dementia (Adults)

Dementia If you are concerned that a family member has dementia, the first step is to arrange for them to see a GP.  The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is…

End of life care (Adults)

Planning for the future End of life care refers to health care of those with a terminal condition which has become advanced, progressive and incurable. People often want to spend their last days at home and this is usually possible with the right planning and support.…

Sensory Impairment (Adults)

Sensory Impairment Sensory impairment covers: Visual impairment Deaf and hard of hearing Dual sensory loss (Deaf/Blind)

Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space Scheme (adults)

What is Breathing Space? Breathing Space, officially called the Debt Respite Scheme, is a government scheme which could help relieve some of the pressure and stress caused by being in debt. Breathing Space aims to help relieve some of the pressure of dealing with your…

Paying for your care in a care home (Adults)

Paying for your care in a care home Some elements of care may be funded by the NHS for a short time period following discharge from hospital.   You should receive information about this, if it applies to you, as part of the discharge process. Paying…

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help.  Domestic violence, also called domestic abuse, includes physical, emotional, economic and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members.   It call also include coercive…

Care and Repair (Adults)

Care and Repair Care and Repair is a Home Improvement Agency within Peterborough City Council. It assists older, vulnerable and disabled (adults and children) to repair, maintain and adapt their homes. This enables independent living and ensures people's homes are warm and safe.  The Care…

Caring for someone in Peterborough (Adults)

Caring for someone A carer is someone who provides support to an adult family member or friend who could not live independently, or whose health would deteriorate without this help.  You might not recognise yourself as a carer; instead you are mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son,…