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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…

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…

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…

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.…

Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space Scheme

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…

Sensory Impairment (Adults)

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

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…

Mental capacity and planning for the future (Adults)

Mental capacity and planning for the future There may come a time when you are unwell and cannot tell the people around you what you do and do not want. By making plans now, you can record your preferences for treatment and care so that…

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,…

Reablement (Adults)

Reablement Reablement is a programme of short term support tailored to your individual needs, to help you (re)learn the skills needed for daily living and reduce the amount of care and support you need.  Reablement is about helping people to do things for themselves rather…