STEPS to stay independent

Description

'STEPS to stay independent' provides a free and improved short term support service to help you to stay living independently.

From 01 October 2018 'STEPS to stay independent' provides a service to people aged 60 or over who face housing difficulties.

All STEPS advisors are trained to provide every aspect of the service and offer person-centred support, designed around the needs of the individual.

The service offers a range of support to eligible individuals including:

  • Looking into more suitable accommodation.
  • Dealing with tenancy and mortgage worries.
  • Keeping warm and reducing energy bills.
  • Ensuring your home is safe.
  • Managing household bills and debts.
  • Obtaining daily living equipment.

In addition to supporting with housing issues we can also help you with:

  • Accessing benefit advice and debt management
  • Managing long term physical health conditions
  • Finding community transport.
  • Taking part in healthy living activities
  • Accessing local social groups or activities in your area.
  • Accessing advice and support for your carer
  • Approaching other organisations.
  • Getting online.

Please note: People must have a housing support issue to be accepted onto the STEPS service; any other support if provided in addition to this.

If you live in Eastbourne, Lewes or Wealden please contact STEPS West - Phone: 01323 436 414. Text: 07970 668 106. Email: referrals@stepswest.co.uk

If you live in Hastings or Rother please contact STEPS East - Phone: 0300 123 2422 (local rate). Text: 07944 140 016. Email: referrals@stepseast.co.uk

Service Details

Locations:
  • STEPS to stay independent (West) if you live in Eastbourne, Lewes or Wealden, c/o South East Independent Living Ltd, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TW (directions displayed on map)
  • STEPS to stay independent (East) if you live in Hastings or Rother, c/o Peabody, 5th Floor Ocean House, 87 - 89 London Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6BD (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
STEPS
Service Type:
Help at home and help to live independently
Registration Category:
Services at home with no physical contact
Referral Routes:
  • Care Trust
  • Health services
  • Housing
  • Other agency
  • Self referral
  • Social Care
  • Citizens Advice
  • Non-statutory agency
  • Probation services
Organisation Sector:
Community service

Documents

The following documents related to this service are available for download:

Cost & Availability

Support in the community

Cost:
Free short term

This page was last updated on 25 September 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
STEPS to stay independent (West) if you live in Eastbourne, Lewes or Wealden
Address:
STEPS to stay independent, c/o South East Independent Living Ltd, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TW
Mobile:
07970668106
Telephone:
01323 436414
Fax:
01323 436437
Email:
referrals@stepswest.co.uk
Contact Name:
STEPS to stay independent (East) if you live in Hastings or Rother
Address:
STEPS to stay independent, c/o Peabody, 5th Floor, Ocean House, 87 - 89 London Road, St Leonards, TN37 6BD
Mobile:
07944140016
Telephone:
0300 1232422
Email:
referrals@stepseast.co.uk