Local Services

Age UK
Please find detailed information on services offered by Age UK Here

Autism Unite

Autism Unite is for adults on the autism spectrum to provide a place to meet others to talk about common issues and to support and help each other.  To find out information about up and coming events please contact us:  Facebook: Autism Unite Barrow; Email: autismunite@outlook.com; Mobile: 07532 145558.

Over 65's and vulnerable adults

Neighbourhood care and Independence

Neighbourhood Care & Independence is a service mainly aimed at over 65’s but is also available to younger vulnerable adults who want to remain independent at home. We aim to provide a short term service to link individuals to local activities and services.
If you are looking for support to help you stay independent at home then we can help. Find out more about:

  • Equipment to support daily living including buying and hiring wheelchairs, commodes, grab rails and more
  • Practical support following a stay in hospital
  • Handyperson service for small repairs or DIY jobs in the home
  • Opportunities for sharing experiences, befriending and keeping involved and active in your area
  • Hearing aid maintenance
  • Volunteering opportunities to meet other people
  • Money – information on entitlements
  • Home equipment and adaptions to make life easier
  • Healthy living advice

Call the helpline today to find out more 0844 967 1885 or email: info@ncip.org.uk

Do you suffer with breathing difficulties such as asthma, emphysema or COPD? If so, please ask your GP or asthma nurse for a referral to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme.

Furness Carers

Do you look after someone?  Are you caring for a partner, relative or friend who needs your help with everyday living?  We offer free information and support on all aspects of your caring role e.g.

  • Carers Assessments
  • Respite Care
  • Aids to help with daily living
  • Counselling
  • Social/Leisure activities
  • A friendly “listening ear”… and much more.

Please contact us for more information

Telephone: 01229 822822

Email: admin@furnesscarers.co.uk

Website: https://www.furnesscarers.co.uk/

Private Physiotherapy

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Case Management Team
Case Management is a service within the integrated care community that seeks to improve the health and well-being of people living with long-term conditions. Case Managers and Care Navigators visit people in their own homes and carry out holistic health and social care assessments. We seek to identify needs and work collaboratively with other community services to achieve a more co-ordinated and timely response to your needs. We receive referrals from GPs.
We work collaboratively across health, voluntary and social care. Typically we will be involved in your care for a period of about 6 – 8 weeks, and then discharge you to the care of your GP. There is opportunity for you to re access case management if any needs arise but this would need to be done through your GP.

Case Management Aims
• To help you access services that make life easier.
• To enhance your well-being and promote quality of life.
• To help you understand any long-term conditions you may have and manage these well.
• To avoid inappropriate admissions to hospital.
• To promote and facilitate your independence.
• To enhance the care that you receive in your own home.
• To work with you to understand your medications.
• To discuss and document at your request the things that are important to you and your future.
• To develop a personalised care plan which supports your self-care.

Who are the Case Management Team and what will they do?
We are experience nurses and non-clinical care navigators who work closely with yourself and your family and other health and social care professionals to co-ordinate your care in times of particular need, for example after a hospital admission.

We help to make sure your wishes are heard, so you can feel in control when decisions are being taken about your health and well-being.

We promote access to local resources that you may not otherwise be aware of. We listen to you and prioritise what is important to you.

Why have I been referred to Case Management?
Often people with a number of conditions find it hard to manage. You may have times where you feel unwell and need extra support.

We are there to help you to feel better, manage any problems and ensure your health is as good as it can be. We aim to promote care in the community and closer to home where possible.

Book an appointment with your GP or contact the Case Management Team on 01229 402578 for further information.

Maternity Services

Social Prescribing
What is social prescribing?
​Social prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a Social Prescribing link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Link workers also support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable, and help people to start new groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.

Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, including people:

  • – with one or more long-term conditions
  • – who need support with their mental health
  • – who are lonely or isolated
  • – who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
People can be easily referred to link workers from a wide range of local agencies, including general practice, pharmacies, multi-disciplinary teams, hospital discharge teams, allied health professionals, fire service, police, job centres, social care services, housing associations and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. Self-referral is also encouraged.
Please copy the link to watch a brief video on Social Prescribing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9azfXNcqD8