Ashford Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) Vulnerable Adults and Older Persons Service

The Ashford IAG Service offers free impartial information, advice and guidance for adults, families and carers to assist them with the issues they may face. Our one-to-one service provides guidance to individuals either in their own home or in the William Harvey Hospital (as part of the Integrated Discharge Team).
We offer a holistic approach talking through different areas of the person’s life and what will make the greatest difference to them. It is a short-term intervention, with referrals made to other services or organisations where there is a need for on-going support.
As part of this service we have an IAG worker who works in the Community who can do assessments for KCC telecare (lifeline) and for minor aids and adaptations in the home for example; grabrails & bath seats. We can also provide brokerage support for private care packages and review KCC direct payment packages.
Ashford IAG Service refers people to local community services for the following:
Advocacy
Befriending
Day Care
Deep Cleaning
Dog walking & animal sitting
Domestic Support
Domicilary & Care Providers
Falls Prevention Classes
Financial & Legal Issues
Gardening
Handyman services
Home safety
Meal Services
Occupational Therapy
Sensory services
Shopping support
Social activities
Transport
Volunteering opportunities
White goods
The service is confidential, inpartial and non-judgemental and is designed to make life easier for older people when dealing with problems or changes in their lives.
If you think this service could benefit you or someone you know, maybe a parent, neighbour or friend:
email iag@ashfordvc.org.uk
call 01233 665535
We aim to respond to enquiries within 3 working days.