Community Support Service (CSS)
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What do Community Support Services do?
Support Services (CSS) are funded by Supporting People and
Worcestershire County Council to provide time limited support
to adults in the community who have a physical or
learning difficulty, or who are an older or vulnerable person.
The services provide a variety of practical and social
support which focus on enabling individuals to secure and
maintain their accommodation and to access the wider community.
Aims and Objectives
The aims and
objectives of the community support service are:
- To encourage individuality and as much independence as
- To support the learning or re-learning of skills
- Encourage people to become part of the community
- Support people to use all the resources around them so that in
the end they won't need as much specialist help and won't need
What support can CSS offer?
- Securing /
maintaining appropriate accommodation
- Accessing the correct benefits
- Managing debt / budgeting
- Accessing appropriate accommodation / registering with social
- Setting up a new home
- Understanding / addressing health and hygiene within the
- Obtaining furniture / appliances / computers
- Apply for / chasing up adaptations
- Accessing employment / volunteering / career / educational
- Accessing social activities / cultural and leisure
- Accessing social / health services
- Accessing transport services
services may be able to support you then please contact the Access
Centre on 0845 607 2000 and request a Community Support Service, or
if you would like further information our contact details
CSS Information Downloads
- Care Choices -
Information about available care options and help to identify
relevant care providers.
- Care Quality Commission - Get
free, independent reports on the quality of your local homes and
care services to help you make an informed choice.
- Carewise -
Services and activities to support your care needs and general
- Counsel and Care
- National charity working with older people, their
families and carers to get the best care and support.
Disability Living Allowance - Information from
This page was last reviewed 24 April 2013 at 14:00.
The page is next due for review 21 October 2014.