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Cumbria County Council wants to help more people to retain their independence and control over their lives. To support this, we have launched the neighbourhood care independence programme.
The neighbourhood care independence programme builds on the activity the council already undertakes across Cumbria to support people to remain independent - such as:
By working with voluntary organisations to provide a wider range of support to people in their own homes, the programme seeks to help people remain independent and happy for longer.
0844 384 3843 for Allerdale and Copeland.
0844 967 1885 for Carlisle, Eden, Barrow and South Lakeland
If you have been given a "prescription" for one or more simple aids to daily living, you will need to exchange it at a nationally accredited retailer. The following leaflet (a .pdf file) provides a list of accredited retailers in Cumbria and further advice and guidance to help you with your equipment needs.
The local retailers directory is provided on behalf of NHS Cumbria and Cumbria County Council.View local retailers PDF
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