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Do you live in Wiltshire or BaNES?(4 Posts)
(I'm hoping this is allowed as we're a registered charity (1000659) and we're not looking for donations/fundraising, but please report my message if I've broken any rules)
The Independent Living Centre is a charity in Semington, Wiltshire. We offer free and impartial advice to older people and people with a long-term medical condition or disability living in Wiltshire or BaNES, to help them remain independent in their own homes.
This is usually done through assessments with our Occupational Therapist, however due to Covid-19 we are no longer able to offer face-to-face appointments. Our OT is still offering telephone or email advice however, and we can still post information packs out to people. We can also offer advice and information to family members and professionals, e.g. carers, NHS staff, Adult Social Care staff, care agencies etc.
Our other main service is benefits advice. We have a fantastic Welfare Benefits Adviser who can not only help people learn what they may be entitled to, but also help them fill in the paperwork, and even help with appeals if the claim is turned down.
All advice is free of charge to anyone living in Wiltshire or BaNES.
We're just trying to raise a bit more awareness about our service, as we feel it's more important than ever to make sure that people who may feel vulnerable are getting the support they need during these worrying times.
If you live in Wiltshire or BaNES and think we might be able to help you, or a friend or a family member, please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in Wiltshire or BaNES and just want to help support us, please like/follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and share some of our posts.
To find out more about us, please see our website:
and our social media:
Or just post any questions here and I'll come back to answer them.
Ah, I've already noticed a problem with the link to our website - it should just be ilc.org.uk, for some reason it doesn't work with www. in front of it. Apologies for any confusion!
Hi, I live in Wiltshire. Why don't you post this on some of the Spotted sites on Facebook?
Hi @barbites thanks so much for your suggestion. We do use the Spotted sites, and a lot of them are brilliant at sharing our information. Here's one example of a post of ours on Spotted Trowbridge www.facebook.com/spottedintrowbridgetown/photos/a.1433210723614089/2711041479164334/?type=3&theater but unfortunately the pages move so quickly - Spotted Trowbridge has over 20,000 followers, and Spotted Westbury (who are also great supporters of ours) have over 17,000, so our posts soon get buried. Businesses (including charities) are also limited to only posting once a week, which is completely understandable, but does mean we don't stay noticeable for long.
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