What we do . Supported Independent Living

Supported Independent Living

Community-based support for vulnerable elders living at home

We work alongside vulnerable, socially isolated older people, helping them to enjoy, participate in and contribute to their communities while continuing to live independently at home.

We call this Supported Independent Living (SIL). Our SIL programme is funded in Wellington by Capital and Coast District Health Board and in the Hutt Valley by Hutt Valley District Health Board.

To qualify for the SIL programme you must first be assessed by an organisation called Care Coordination. Care Coordination has centres at both the Capital and Coast and the Hutt Valley district health boards.

You can be referred for an assessment by your GP, or by a family member or a friend. You can also refer yourself.

The support we offer

The support we offer through the SIL programme includes:

Advocacy: We can help you maintain your independence, increase the amount of support you have and liaise with other agencies to best support you at home.

Social work support: We can help you to set up Enduring Powers of Attorney, a Will,  advance care plans, manage your finances and help with safety and security at home.  We can also help you get to important health checks or hospital visits.

Practical support: We can arrange help for things such as shopping, de-cluttering and transport.

Family liaison: we can help make sure your family is kept informed about your needs and about any changes in your circumstances.

Find out more

For more information about Supported Assisted Living contact our Elder Care Team 04 567 0023

Getting an assessment

Capital and Coast Care Coordination Centre 0800 282 200 or (04) 238 2020 wellington@careco.org.nz

Hutt Valley Service Coordination Centre: 04 566 2226 or 0800 662 225 hutt@careco.org.nz

 

 

Funding information

Contact your local Wesley Elder Care Team

Team leader Claire Booth

cbooth@wesley.org.nz

Wellington 

Phone: 04 384 2447
75 Taranaki Street
Epworth House
P O Box 9932, Te Aro
Wellington 6141

Hutt Valley

Phone: 04 567 0023
249 Rata Street (next to Wesleyhaven Village)
Naenae
Lower Hutt, 5011

Kapiti

Phone: 04 298 3496
Unit 108b, Coastlands Shoppingtown,
Paraparaumu
Kapiti Coast, 5032

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