Adult Social Care - Information and Advice

Where to start

You may be in a position where you need information, advice or guidance on how best to support yourself to live as independently as possible and/or continue in your caring role. The following information provides a wide range of sources depending on your circumstances.

Need help to manage

If you need help to manage your current situation there are a number of organisations that may be able to help you which can be found on the ‘Local Help and Support’ tab at the top of this page.

If you feel your needs may require more support please telephone our Adult First Response Team on 01983 814980. Staff will talk to you, evaluate your situation and provide you with support to help you.

Other support networks include:

  • Local General Practitioner (GP)
  • Hospice Telephione: 01983 529511
  • Isle Help Telephone: 01983 823898



If you suspect someone is in immediate risk, harm or danger, please telephone the Police on 999.

If you are concerned that an adult is, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect, please call the safeguarding team on 01983 814980 (outside office hours call 01983 821105) or email

Further Information

For more detailed information please view our fact sheet  ‘Where do you start – being in control of what is important to you? ’. (PDF, 286KB, 5 pages).