A service called reablement is designed to help you regain the ability and confidence to do some or all of the things you used to - whether it's cooking for yourself, bathing without help or getting to the shops.
Reablement means different things to different people - it all depends on your individual situation.
The reablement service is for anyone 18 or over who is eligible for social care and would benefit from reablement.
Reablement is a short, intensive period of support and is provided by specially trained staff are trained to provide an equal standard of excellent, high quality care.
Leeds reablement service
There are already many services and equipment available in Leeds which can help people live more independently.
- home alarms, sensors and other technology
- changes to the home environment
- support to help people get out and about to access services and activities in their local area.
See equipment for your home section.
We are also developing a new service, which can help people regain some or all of their independence through intensive, targeted short-term support. The skills for independent living team (SkiLs for short) helps get people back to doing day-to-day things around the home, like cooking or bathing, which they are struggling with, for example, because of an illness or disability.
Read what people are saying about how they are living more independently in the downloads at the bottom of the page.
Boosting the number of independent providers
We are increasing the number of independent homecare providers in Leeds by buying services through what is known as a 'framework agreement' - a type of agreement under which providers must agree to provide high quality services and meet a range of strict criteria.