Support for long-term health conditions
What is available?
If you have a long-term health condition, help is available to enable you to look after yourself and live as safely and independently as possible. There are many long-term illnesses, some of which can include diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis, or HIV.
Support available includes:
- equipment to enable you to get about in your home
- personal safety
- individual re-ablement programmes to enable you to develop or maintain skills to live as dependently as possible
- support to enable a parent or person responsible for a child to undertake their parenting responsibilities
- practical support with personal care needs, preparing food, eating and drinking
- support to access community facilities, work, education and learning
- support for your informal carer.
For information about specific health conditions, visit the NHS Choices website. There are various organisations that provide support for different long-term health conditions. The NHS Choices website has a list of these for each condition.
Who can get help?
People over the age of 18, who live in Enfield and who need practical help due to sight or hearing loss, physical or learning disabilities, frailty or long-term health condition. Help is also available to people recovering from a hospital stay and needing temporary help to maintain their independence and quality of life. However, in order to work out just how much help is needed to make life easier for you, we do need to carry out an assessment.
After the assessment we will identify and agree your needs with you and discuss the help and support available to meet them. If you don't qualify for a service from Adult Social Care you could arrange to employ a care worker privately through a private home care agency, but remember to take care to choose one that is registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
How much does it cost?
There may be some cost but the actual amount you pay will depend on what services you receive and whether you qualify for financial help.
Can I get help with the cost?
It is possible. We will visit you to complete a financial assessment to work out how much you will need to contribute towards the cost.
How to get in touch
To request an assessment of your needs, you can complete our online form or you can contact Adult Social Care.
Adult Social Care
Phone: 020 8379 1001
Textphone: 020 8379 6962
Fax: 020 8379 2810
This page was last updated on 08-Feb-2013.