Organisation Contact Details

Organisation/Group Name
Independence at Home
Telephone
Contact Person
Liz Somerville

Address

Address 1
4th Floor, Congress House
Address 2
14 Lyon Road
Town
Harrow
County
Middlesex
Postcode
HA1 2EN

Categories

Categories
Parenting & Family Support Advice & Support - General Community & Living Health and Well Being Money Matters

More About The Organisation

Organisation Details

About Us

Independence at Home is a charity that provides grants to people of all ages who have a physical or learning disability or long term illness and who are in financial need.

This financial help enables them to obtain mobility and disability equipment, home adaptations and other essential items to make an immediate, practical and positive effect on daily life at home.

The charity was founded in October 1965. Since then the grants have improved independence and freedom for over 40,000 people from all parts of the UK. A grant could be towards

•A powered wheelchair, improving mobility in and around the home and in the local community

•A riser-recliner chair, to be able to sit comfortably and go from sitting to standing more easily

•A wet room, to be able to have a shower independently and safely

Independence at Home’s grants vary between £200 and £600 and depend on the item of equipment purchased or building work carried out. The average grant is £300. You can download a copy of our impact report with case histories of some of the people that we have supported from our website

Opening Times

Are you open during term time?
Are you open during school holidays?
Opening Times
Monday9am to 5pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday9am to 5pm
Thursday9am to 5pm
FridayCLOSED
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Your Service

How do people access your service?
They need a referral
If referral then by whom? For example, Social Worker, School, Doctor, Self-referral?

Any health or social care worker, or worker for a voluntary organisation, who is supporting the client, is capable of assessing their needs and willing to act on their client’s behalf and take their application forward

Waiting Lists

Do you have a waiting list?
No

Costs

Costs

None

Areas Serviced

Do you welcome people using your service from the Bristol area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bristol using your service?
Do you welcome people using your service from Bath and North East Somerset?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bath and North East Somerset using your service?
Do you welcome people using your service from the South Gloucestershire area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of South Gloucestershire using your service?

Who can use your service

Who can use your service?

Individuals of all ages who are living at home with a serious disability or long term illness

Are there restrictions on who can use this service?

Groups
Individuals in residential care or hospital unless being discharged to more independent living

Policies and written documents

Have Policy
Child protection policy Equality of opportunity procedure and monitoring arrangements Complaints procedure Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Quality Assurance/Management System Health and Safety Policy/Statement Data Protection/Confidentiality Statement
Have Written Document
Child protection policy Equality of opportunity procedure and monitoring arrangements Complaints procedure Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Quality Assurance/Management System Health and Safety Policy/Statement Data Protection/Confidentiality Statement

Accessibility

Is your organisation close to public transport?
No
Is there a car park nearby?
No
Is there accessible parking on site?
No
Is there a pedestrian route?
No
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
No
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
No
Do you have external ramps?
No
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
No
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
No
Are there interior automatic doors?
No
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
No
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
No
Do you have internal ramps?
No
Do you have internal steps?
No
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
No
Do you have accessible toilets?
No
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
No
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
No
Do you have an outdoors play area?
No
Is this safe and enclosed?
No
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
No
Do you have a soft play area?
No
Do you have a sensory room or area?
No
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
No
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