New scheme to help people live independently


A new scheme - labelled the Wellbeing Service - has launched in East Lindsey to help those needing a little bit of extra help to live independently in their own home.

Delivered by the district council, in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council, the new service provides a range of personalised advice.

The council’s portfolio holder for the built environment Coun William Gray said: “The Wellbeing Service brings many different options together under a single service – from simple financial advice and help accessing local groups, to equipment, home adaptations and a 24 hour Telecare response service, offering peace of mind for residents and families.

“Everyone who accesses the service will receive support specifically tailored to their own needs. A Wellbeing officer will work with you to co-ordinate help, advice and specific support from a wide range of agencies ensuring the most appropriate help and support is given.”

Anyone aged 18 or over can access the service; however some aspects require an eligibility assessment to be done. The assessment can be done over the phone or at one of the council’s Community Access Points.

The service does not provide personal or nursing care such as assistance getting in or out of bed, dressing, washing, bathing, personal hygiene, help eating or drinking, domestic help or services provided by doctors or other health professionals.

It can however, direct you to the services that can help in these areas.

To access the service visit any community access point, call 01522 782140, email or visit