Website launched to provide information on daily living
February 14, 2020
A website which will help Powys people identify what support could be available to them has been launched this week.
AskSARA Powys (https://asksara.dlf.org.uk/?auth=powys) is an easy-to-use website to improve access to a range of self-care products and smart technology to help make daily activities easier
The AskSara Powys website asks a few simple questions of the user in an anonymous way and from the answers, can produce a personalised report with expert advice - written by occupational therapists - to help them with their needs. The site is aimed at older people, carers and people with disabilities as well as children.
AskSARA Powys is an easy-to-use website to improve access to a range of self-care products and smart technology to help make daily activities easier. It's simple, just answer some simple multi-choice questions on the website and you'll find information about things like automatic pill dispensers, personal alarms and equipment to help make life easier.
Cllr. Myfanwy Alexander is Cabinet Member with responsibility for Adult Social Care with the council. She explained: 'We want to help people find the most appropriate help as quickly as possible and in 'AskSara', we are offering a service which will be simple to use and will make it more straightforward for needs to be assessed.
"I would strongly recommend that people give it a try. It's not a replacement for a conversation with a human being but will help that conversation be focussed, leading to better outcomes.'
The AskSara website has been launched in the county by Powys County Council and covers such areas as:
- Medication management;
- Hearing and vision;
- Memory and mood;
- Adaptations within and outside the home;
- Living arrangements;
- Gardening, hobbies and leisure;
- Bathing, toileting and personal care.
The site provides information on how problems in each of the above areas - and other areas - can be helped, sometimes through the use of equipment.
The website launches as part of the council's commitment to help individuals stay well in their own home for longer, reduce reliance on friends, family and professional carers.