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Safe and Independent Living in Dorset

What does it do?

The aim of SAIL is to provide a multi-agency referral approach to enabling access to signposting, support, and services, which will be particularly beneficial to those who are aged 50+ or experiencing vulnerability.
SAIL Partner agencies undertaking their normal business activities will offer to undertake an A4 referral form with clients that they encounter. Clients identify which services, support or information they would like to access and sign the referral form to agree to have their details passed on. A calling card will be left with the client so that they have details of the SAIL initiative.
The referral form is sent into the hub organisation who enters the details from each form onto a data base. A referral is generated to each partner agency required to carry out an action as agreed with the client. Referrals will ONLY be sent on to those agencies identified by the client.

Who it is for?

People in Dorset who are aged 50+ or experiencing vulnerability.

Where it is available?

Local service covering: Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, Poole, Purbeck, West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland (Dorset).

What it costs:

The service is free of charge

How to access or apply for it:

Email: [email protected]

Online form accessible here

Alternatively, contact Age UK Dorchester, Information and Advice Service on 01305 269444 who will complete a form over the phone. A relative, friend or neighbour can complete the form on your behalf. Once completed Age UK Dorchester will liaise with our partner organisations who will then contact you directly.

Any information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence and will only be shared with the partner organisations you have selected.

What to expect then:

Partner agencies undertake the required action e.g. complete a benefits check, undertake a home safety check, provide information about energy saving and insulation grants, contact the client about accessing food and nutrition, provide support to help the client stop smoking or drinking alcohol etc.
Monitoring is undertaken, co-ordinated by the hub organisation of all aspects of the SAIL initiative. This includes any follow-up required as a result of actions being delayed or not be completed.