An Independent Living Officer can offer support (the level of support provided will vary depending on your needs) but will not interfere in your daily life. Our services focus on maintaining independent living. Generally, it is “helping with” rather than “doing for”.
During their working hours, your Officer can offer support in many areas should you need it including:
Independent Living Officers respond to emergency alarm calls at Radian’s 60 plus schemes when on duty and on site. When not on duty or off site, our emergency alarm monitoring team answers calls and takes appropriate action so there is someone to respond 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Independent Living Officers do not provide a nursing service but will call in necessary services if required. They are not a substitute for the care and attention of relatives and friends, particularly at times of prolonged illness. Although the support from an Independent Living Officer does not reduce your relatives’ family responsibilities, it does give you and your family the reassurance that support is available.