Staying independent in your home
Everyday activities like climbing stairs, moving around your home, washing yourself or cleaning can all become much more difficult if you're recovering from an illness, an operation or becoming more frail. Mental ill-health and dementia can also stop you from staying independent.
Below you can find information about support for you to remain safe and independent in your own home.
Find support services
Our Living Better Lives directory of services lists local, regional and national organisations that can offer support and care for adults.
Telecare, assistive technology like personal alert systems, smoke detectors, flood detectors, fall detectors, medication reminders.Assistive technology
Home care can help people who need care and support at home. Home care
You can employ a personal assistant or support worker to enable you to live as independently as possible.Personal assistants
If you struggle to prepare meals or go to the shop to buy food, there are ways you can get supportMeals
Support with food shopping
Find local companies that can help with domestic tasks like laundry and cleaning. Food shopping
Laundry and cleaning
Find local companies that can help with domestic tasks like laundry and cleaning. Laundry and cleaning
Find local companies who can help with gardening.Gardening
Contact the Let's Talk team
Need to talk to someone for advice about the right support for you, a friend or relative to live a better life?
Our team of trained advisors is here to help guide you to the right support to help you remain independent.
Contact us by emailing LetsTalk@southtyneside.gov.uk or call:
- 0191 424 6000 (Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5pm. Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.)
- 0191 456 2093 (Outside of the above office hours for emergencies)
If you are already in touch with a named worker, you can continue to contact them using their direct phone number.
Find out more about our Let's Talk service