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Going For Independence

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Going For Independence is an organisation that provides information and advice on home assessments, equipment and adaptations. 

Contact us if you or a family member needs advice on home assessments, equipment and adaptations for independent living.

Our organisation is independent which means that we can be impartial and give information on a wide range of equipment, adaptations and new ways of doing things. These include areas not covered by the council or health service, such as enabling access to the garden, leisure activities, adjustments at work and getting into the car.

We also provide other services for individuals, groups and professionals check out our website. 

Telephone:
01287 204204
Opening times:
9:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Who is it for:
Individuals, families and carers, also professionals
Languages:
English but information can be provided in other languages
Disabled access:
yes
Childcare:
No
Charges:
contact GFI for information on charges
Sector:
Voluntary

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Service Definitions

Local authorities have general powers to improve living conditions in their area in the ways they consider the most appropriate. The factsheet Funding repairs, improvements and adaptations explains what assistance may be available to homeowners and tenants to help them meet the costs of repairs‚ improvements and adaptations. It includes information on: •Help from the local authority (council) •Disabled Facilities Grant •Help from social services •Home Improvement Agencies •Home Improvement Trust •Charities •Useful organisations Local authorities have general powers to improve living conditions in their area in the ways they consider the most appropriate. Your local authority has to have a published policy on how the powers are to be used.