We provide a service for people who have no relatives or friends willing or able to look after their home and personal property during periods of admission to hospital or residential care.
Section 48 of the National Assistance Act 1948 places a duty on the Local Authority to protect your moveable property when:
If it appears that you are temporarily or permanently unable to deal with or protect your property and that no other arrangements have been or are being made to protect it.
As soon as the worker involved with your care is aware that your property needs protecting. They will make arrangements for the building to be secured, which means taking reasonable steps such as locking doors and shutting windows.
Permission from you as the owner or tenant will be sought to enter the property, unless you are unable to give it due to reasons of ill health. We will:
Your Social Worker/Care Co-ordinator will be able to give you more information or you can contact the First Contact Team.
Telephone: 01642 527764
Fax: 01642 527756
Minicom: 01642 527769