Residential care is not the only option available to people struggling to live in their own homes.
Promoting Independence Centres can help to increase skills and raise confidence levels, meaning many people can continue living independently.
There are four Promoting Independence Centres in Gateshead:
Each centre provides different types of care over different time frames.
Staff work with service users and partner organisations to make sure everyone achieves their goals. Progress is continually monitored and any issues or changing needs can be discussed.