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Due to the ongoing pandemic, and to help keep you and our colleagues safe we’re following national guidance and minimising face to face contacts. We will continue to support you through video consultation, telephone consultations and virtual clinics and we’ll see you face to face where this is safe, and the most appropriate way to support you in line with the national guidance.

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Maintaining Independence

This service is run by our Active Ageing Team, who will work in partnership with you to help identify your health needs and to signpost you to the services you may require in order to help you maintain independence.

We support any adult aged 80-84 years who lives in the Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) area or is registered with a B&NES GP.


St. Martin’s Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP
t: 01225 838 573


More about us

Maintaining Independence visits older people in their homes and provides a support service to those who are aged 80-84 years. The team aims to enable older people to maintain independence, to promote dignity and quality of life in their own homes by offering health advice and by accessing services.

The team consists of Health Visitors and Health Visitor Support Workers who are based in the community. We are able to help people access services, be it medical, social, home environment or financial. We also support carers and their families.

The service offers:

  • Falls and accident prevention
  • Advice on memory loss and dementia
  • Support for those who have been recently bereaved
  • Advice on managing long term health conditions
  • Health education
  • Sign posting to local and national support services

Rapid Response, Reablement & Rehabilitation are all elements of our support in Maintaining Independence.

How do I access this service?

You can be referred by:

  • GP
  • Community Matron

In what areas is this service available?

We currently offer this service in the Bath & North East Somerset area.

Wellbeing Options

Wellbeing Options supports people in Bath and North East Somerset to live full and independent lives. Here you will find information about local care providers, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources

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