St. Martin's Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP 01225 838 573

Welcome to B&NES Maintaining Independence

This service is run by our Active Ageing Team, who will work in partnership with you to help identify your health needs and to signpost you to the services you may require in order to help you maintain independence.

We support any adult aged 80-84 years who lives in the Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) area or is registered with a B&NES GP.

More about us

Maintaining Independence visits older people in their homes and provides a support service to those who are aged 80-84 years. The team aims to enable older people to maintain independence, to promote dignity and quality of life in their own homes by offering health advice and by accessing services.

The team consists of Health Visitors and Health Visitor Support Workers who are based in the community. We are able to help people access services, be it medical, social, home environment or financial. We also support carers and their families.

The service offers:

  • Falls and accident prevention
  • Advice on memory loss and dementia
  • Support for those who have been recently bereaved
  • Advice on managing long term health conditions
  • Health education
  • Sign posting to local and national support services

Rapid Response, Reablement & Rehabilitation are all elements of our support in Maintaining Independence.

For a comprehensive guide to the services we oversee in Bath and North East Somerset visit

Please type in your starting point in the box below to give you directions to the service location.

How do I access this service?

You can be referred by:

  • GP
  • Community Matron

In what areas is this service available?

We currently offer this service in the Bath & North East Somerset area.

Your records

We record all the information about you confidentially on our clinical system. Click here to get more information about how we use health records.

Non-English speakers and other formats

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Our commitment to you

Virgin Care takes your dignity and privacy very seriously and we will at all times respect your confidentiality. Please treat our staff with respect so we can provide you with the very best care we can. Click here to find out more about your rights and responsibilities.

Your opinion really matters to us

Please let us know if you have a comment, a compliment or a complaint by filling out one of our feedback forms or telling a member of the team. Alternatively, if you would like to make an official complaint you can find out more from our How to make a complaint section.

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I was treated with great care and understanding. The care I received was second to none; everyone was so lovely.

Sapphire Ward, Gravesham Hospital