Independent Living Advisory Service

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As part of our Golden Jubilee celebrations we launched our Independent Living Advisory service. This service will mean that, in addition to providing developments of state-of-the art mobility apartments with support on call and on-site 24/7, we will now also be able to take our unparalleled expertise to people living out in the wider community.

Our Independent Living Advisor visits people in their own homes wo are either struggling to cope due to a derioraiton in an existing condition, or who have just had to face a life changing diagnosis of disability - something that will happen to one in five people at some point in their lives.

So often people in these situations have no idea what questions they should be asking let alone of whom to ask them, but as the only charity in the Jewish community dedicated to enabling people with physical disabilities or impaired vision to live independently, we can now be there to show how life can and does go on.

50 years on from when the charity was first established so much has changed, not just in terms of Jewish Blind & Disabled's own developments but also in terms of the aids and technologies that now exist and that can make all the difference to someone's ability to maintain their much-prized independence.

From wet floor shower rooms to grab rails in the shower, and from internal lifts to rise and recliner chairs there are so many ways in which life can be made easier and independence become more than just a dream. Our Independent Living Advisor could produce a tailor made set of recommendations for you or a loved one who you think could benefit from this unique service. And where these are not affordable she may even be able to recommend that Jewish Blind & Disabled pay for the aids, for the user to keep for as long as they need them.

In the first few months, over 100 people have been visited and around 70 items of equipment funded for those in need.

If you would like to arrange a home visit for yourself or for a loved one, please click here to download the application form, or for more information email ila@jbd.org or call 020 8371 6611 ext 613