About support at home
Getting support at home can help you:
- recover from an illness or accident
- recover from a stay in hospital
- stay independent
- give your carers a break
Home care is support provided in your home by a carer, paid care worker or personal assistant. This helps you stay independent, and gives family and friends support, or a break from their caring responsibilities.
A carer can help you with things like:
- getting dressed
- using the toilet
- washing yourself
- preparing and eating food
Other types of support
Community support is often provided by other organisations, charities or groups. It can help increase your confidence and independence at home, and when you’re out and about.
Community support is often in groups or one to one, and can include:
- learning new skills
- building your confidence with things like budgeting and using transport
- getting out and about
- taking part in leisure and social activities
The length of time you need home care or community support depends on your situation.
How to get support at home
If you want support at home, ask Adult Social Care for an assessment. After you've had an assessment, we can then discuss your options.
If you want to arrange your own support, you don't need to have an assessment. Instead you could:
- employ a Personal Assistant
- arrange home care from a registered provider listed the Care Quality Commission website
- arrange home care with a provider that works for the Council
- get information and advice about care options from Age UK
- find local support on My Life