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South Warwickshire, England.

The Oxhill News

May 2007

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The Phillis Service

a helping hand for older people

Warwickshire County Council has recently launched a brand new service to help meet the needs of older people living in the county.  This new preventative service is aimed at those who may be finding it difficult to maintain their home or perhaps would like to get out more, socialise or learn a new skill.

PHILLIS (Promoting Health and Independence through Low Level Integrated Support) aims to support independent living for people over fifty who are not eligible for statutory support.

The PHILLIS service will assess what sort of support is needed for an older person and then, working with partners, will identify the services to best help them.  So whether it is help with shopping, getting out and about, home repairs, finding social or learning opportunities, claiming benefits, or keeping fit, PHILLIS is here to help!

Research shows that providing help and support for older people as soon as they begin to struggle with some aspects of daily living can help them live safely and confidently in their own homes.  Once an older person has had help from PHILLIS, the Service will keep in contact with them on a regular basis, to ensure that they continue to receive appropriate support as and when personal circumstances may change.

The PHILLIS service itself is free, but for some community based services there may be a charge.  Access to the service is open to anyone over the age of fifty living in Warwickshire and individuals, their family, friends or support staff can refer to the Service simply by telephoning 01926 731144.

I have a number of leaflets should anyone wish to know more.

Doug Nethercleft (VLO, Oxhill)  01295 680041

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