Posted on 04/10/2016

Safe+Well™ service from NRS Healthcare launches in Torbay!

Safe+Well™ service from NRS Healthcare launches in Torbay!

Our Occupational Therapists, Rachel and Helen had a great time last week as they launched our Safe+Well™ service at Cavendish Health Care – making Torbay the 8th official county to join the scheme across the UK.

Supported by accredited pharmacists and local retailers, the Safe+Well™ service had a great response as visitors to the launch event took advantage of the free advice and information available.

What will the Safe+Well™ service bring to Torbay?

The new service intends to provide a one-stop solution to people buying daily living aids, helping them become more independent and safer at home as Rachel Seabrook, Clinical Lead for NRS Healthcare, explains:

‘It is really important for older and disabled people to have a trusted place where they can go for advice, information and the purchase of daily living aids. The Safe+Well™ website acts as a hub for local services which can provide this level of support.’

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Cavendish Health Care and New Ability are experienced and trustworthy retailers which have been linked to the Safe+Well™ scheme and will provide local residents with the opportunity to try products for themselves before buying. The Safe+Well™ service is also supported by Torbay Council.

Introducing Safe+Well™ to the Torbay community

Throughout the launch event, Rachel and Helen engaged with various people within the community and helped answer any questions they had in regards to the service. With over 40 years healthcare experience shared between them, they provided invaluable advice and information on products so buyers could make informed choices prior to the purchase of daily living aids.

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They also explained how local residents interested in the service could visit the official Safe+Well™ website to:

1. Complete a simple questionnaire guiding them to daily living aids which may assist them at home – for example an extra seat on the toilet to make it easier to get on and off or a special stool in the kitchen so they can have a rest when preparing food.

2. Talk to an experienced, professional advisor (Occupational Therapist) about the difficulties they may be having and receive advice on any equipment.

3. Find out where to “try and buy” daily living aids locally.

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If you’d like to find out more about what the Safe+Well™ service is all about, take a look at the website and discover how we can help you live more independently.

Photos accredited to Devon Event Photography.

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