Community Independence Team
The Community Independence Team (CIT) is the new name for Hampshire County Council's Community Innovations Team. CIT is a multi-disciplinary service designed to support older people and those over 55 to maintain independence. There is no charge for this service.
Who can access CIT?
People aged 55 or over, who do not meet Hampshire County Council Adult Services 'eligibility criteria' for access to care services but who are experiencing difficulties maintaining their independence and wellbeing.
How does it work?
For every individual, CIT provides an assessment of their situation and planned support to enable them to maintain independence.
There is no cost for the involvement and time of the Community Independence Team, although individuals may have to meet costs associated with any community resources and services they subsequently decide to access.
CIT teams have a broad knowledge of the local voluntary social care sectors, community groups and primary health services in particular awareness of the needs and issues faced by those over 55 – the teams are committed to enabling people to experience an improved quality of life and well-being.
The Community Independence Team is a preventative service designed to support people's independence and reduce the likelihood of them requiring Adult Services' care management involvement. Through providing trusted support, information and advice, CIT enables people to access community resources and services, build confidence and capacity for independence and maintain wellbeing.
They can be contacted direct on 01590 625112
These are the locality's CIT:
Cathy Dunne - Care Manager (Based at Botley Surgery 01489 790902)