Independent Living Services - London
PeoplePlus Independent Living Services is an experienced provider of support and guidance for people who receive direct payments. Our Tower Hamlets based team will offer you a personalised service to ensure you have choice and control over your care & support package.
To enable you to maximise your independence so you are able to live the life you choose. We do this through providing the following services:
Information and guidance about setting up direct payments
Support to recruit and employ a personal assistant
Help with identifying possible providers from Tower Hamlet Council’s e-market place
Training and ongoing support in meeting employment responsibilities, managing risk and staying safe
Support with planning for contingencies and emergencies
Access to peer support in local community settings across Tower Hamlets
Day Support Consultation Documents
For more information please use the following links
For a YouTube webinar about personal protective equipment (PPE) for people providing care in Tower Hamlets, please click here
The government are rolling out the vaccination to the UK population, prioritising 9 priority groups. Health and social care staff fall within priority group 2. This includes PAs and carers employed by people who receive a direct payment or personal health budget. From now on we will just refer to these people as “PAs”.
Tower Hamlets have decided that the recipients of direct payments can get vaccinated at the same time as their PAs, even if they ordinarily fall within a lower priority group. This is to make effective use of resources.
To allow as many eligible people to book vaccinations as quickly as possible, Tower Hamlets Council and Real worked together to set up a vaccination booking system. A council call centre will now replace this to increase the number of centres where you can access appointments and to have one point of access for people in the borough.
From Monday 22nd February, personal assistants and direct payment recipients are being supported to book their Covid-19 appointment through the council's vaccine helpline – 0207 364 3030. If you cannot use the phone, you can email LBTHSelf-IsolationSupport@towerhamlets.gov.uk.
The helpline is staffed with call handlers who can speak eight community languages.
The team are both proactively call direct payment recipients who have been contacted about being vaccinated and answering incoming calls from eligible people who want to book their appointment or ask questions.
If you are eligible and have not yet had your vaccine, you can book your appointment through the helpline or call for advice – 0207 364 3030.