Wellbeing in Disability
We are passionate about ensuring all those who live and work in the borough have equal life chances. Sometimes however we know that additional support is required.
Organisations such as the Surrey Hubs offer help, support and advice on disability and hearing loss/deafness respectively.
Remaining independent at home
There are a number of services that can help you stay independent at home. These include:
- Careline – a Telecare service providing remote assistance if needed.
- Disabilities Facilities Grant – information on grants available for making alterations to your home to suit your needs. Guildford & Waverley Care and Repair Agency can assist with this if required. Council tenants should contact your Housing Services team.
- Meals on Wheels.
Representing your needs
The Disability Empowerment Network in Surrey (DENS) is made up of four groups of local disabled people, and their carers, who meet quarterly to discuss issues that affect them.
The groups aim to engage and empower the local disabled community and to champion their interests.
Ensuring that you and those you care for are safe is an important part of your wellbeing. Waverley is one of the safest areas in the country in which to live, work and play. Despite this, we are determined not only to keep it this way, but also to ensure our most vulnerable residents are safeguarded at all times.
Our Safer Waverley Partnership monitors crime and disorder in Waverley and is committed to people “Feeling Safe and Being Safe in Waverley”.
As a first point of call if residents wish to report a crime they can contact 999 in an emergency or Surrey Police on 101. Some forms of abuse can be tied up with other issues that can lead to them not being reported. In domestic abuse cases there can be a fear that victims will lose their home if they end the relationship. To provide additional support around this issue those concerned about domestic violence can contact our Housing Service on 01483 52 3020.
Page owner: Vanessa de Chazal. Last updated: 15/03/2019 12:07