Citizens Advice Telford & the Wrekin

More funding for Trusted Assessor work

We have recently heard that we have been granted money from the Nationwide Building Society to expand the work we have been doing with our partners Age UK and Taking Part around assistive technology

Our “trusted assessors” are trained by Telford & Wrekin Council to be able to do an assessment of someone’s needs for small household and personal adaptations costing under £1,000 such as raised toilet seats – we can then arrange with the Council for the item to be supplied and even sometimes deliver it directly. Small pieces of equipment can make a big difference when people are struggling with ill-health or disability.

Staff from Age UK and Taking Part will be on this project and be based at our Tan Bank offices. We will also be working very closely with the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). When the SFRS do one of their Fire Safety home visits, they will be looking to help identify people for whom low-level small physical adaptations (under £1,000) can help. Age UK will work with people from 65 upwards and Taking part will be doing assessments for working-age adults. This additional service will run from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2019. To access this service, people should ring My Choice on 01952 459252.