Helping You Stay Independent Guide 2016/17

Bracknell Forest Council and Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group are working together to support and advise people, helping to improve their quality of life; this approach doesn’t just include anyone with a condition but also their family and friends. Our aim is to help people with long-term conditions live a happier life and stop their symptoms getting worse to the point where there is a need for emergency hospital admission.

Bracknell Forest Council first published this guide in March 2011, it was produced as an informative read for people living in Bracknell Forest to help them to stay independent for as long as possible. Being independent means having freedom of choice and dignity at home, work and in the community. It does not necessarily mean living on your own without support, but being as independent as you can be.

The guide is for anyone who wants to get the most out of life; anyone preparing for the future or who wants some support to deal with the challenges of life before they become problems. It is about ensuring people of all ages are able to maintain their independence and are able to access appropriate support when they need it.

The information and support in this refreshed guide will give everyone in Bracknell Forest the best opportunity to learn about and participate in activities that will keep them healthy and well, while allowing them to remain independent.

Click to view the Staying Independent Guide 2016/17.