Community Independence Team
If you over 55 years old the Community Independence Team (CIT) can help by providing you and your family with:
specialist help if you are experiencing difficulties around the home, or with managing everyday activities, or if you are concerned about your health and wellbeing
help with linking you into appropriate health and community services
support, advice and guidance on a range of issues such as keeping warm, safe, fit and eating well
support to know what social or leisure opportunities are available and how to access them
Please note that you may have to meet costs associated with any community resources and services you choose to access.
Contact Adult Services:
- 0300 555 1386
Trained staff will assess your requirements and will ask for details of your circumstances to ensure that your information is routed to the correct team. One of the team, which includes staff with knowledge and expertise in health, social care and voluntary services, will contact you to discuss what you might want and need, complete an assessment and develop a support plan with you. You will be given your own copy of this to keep.
If you need any of the following it is likely that CIT are not the right team for you and the person taking the call will give your details to a different team who will be able to help.
- If you need urgent help to stay safe.
- If you need immediate help with washing, dressing, bathing or eating.
- If you already have a care package or a care manager/social worker.