Our approach to senior care and support

Our support is based on companionship and quality time spent together. Maintaining a person’s personal dignity is essential to us.

Older People at Home and in the Community

At Oaklea, we provide a wide range of services available to older people, to support them in the community.

Home Care and Community

We aim to provide a truly personal service at times that best suit you and your family. We can provide support at home or in the community.

We would like to match our employees with your wishes and needs. Ideally each visit is a minimum of one hour.

Some of the activities we can assist you with:

  • Personal care
  • Taking your medication
  • Getting washed and dressed
  • Grocery shopping
  • Preparing meals together
  • Laundry and linen
  • Attending social events, groups and clubs
  • Accessing courses, self-help groups
  • Hobbies and personal interests
  • Filling out forms and paying bills

Home from Hospital

  • Short term support - up to 6 weeks
  • Available to adults over the age of 65 (also open to vulnerable adults under 65)
  • Following a hospital stay

Home from Hospital mainly supports adults over the age of 65, following discharge from hospital. It’s aim is to ensure patients are able to cope with daily living when they leave hospital.

Good Neighbours

  • Short or long term
  • Available to vulnerable older people, perhaps living in rural, isolated areas.

The Good Neighbours programme can be accessed by anybody who is vulnerable and needs some help with every day things. We have a bank of volunteers who we match with people in the community who need help with a range of different activities. This might include shopping, light gardening, cleaning, and/or companionship. Our Good Neighbours volunteers aim to help you carry on enjoying the things you’ve always done.

Advice and Guidance

  • Available to anyone over the age of 18, although mainly for older people, their families and carers.
  • Trusted assessor service

The Advice and Guidance service offers support in a range of different areas. Advice is available on minor adaptations in the home; personal budgets and self funding support; maintaining health and wellbeing, including guidance on assistive technology; and information on local services, clubs and social activities to reduce isolation.

Oaklea also works with the Red Cross and can help to arrange short term loans of medical equipment. In addition, our trusted assessor service can help identify ways you can make life easier in your own home with minor aids and adaptations such as bed rails and bath aids.

Winter Warmth Fund

We no longer have any Winter Warmth funds available for 2016/2017.

Oaklea works with the Cumbria Community Foundation to distribute the Winter Warmth Fund.

The Winter Warmth fund aims to provide help to those who cannot afford to heat their home and maintain a reasonable standard of living throughout the winter.The normal grant is £125, or £250 in exceptional circumstances.

To qualify for a grant from the Winter Warmth fund, you must fulfil all of the criteria below:

  • Over 60
  • Living in Cumbria
  • Receiving state pension and/or pension credit
  • Struggling to maintain a basic acceptable standard of living during the winter due to the cost of heating your home and the restrictions of cold weather.

Oaklea administers the fund for the Furness area of Cumbria.

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HEAD OFFICE
Oaklea Trust
48 Stramongate
Kendal LA9 4BD

Telephone. 01539 735 025
Email. enquiries@oakleatrust.co.uk

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