If you or someone you know needs help to live independently at home there are a wide range of services available which you may be interested in. Our self-help tool provides useful information about local and national organisations that could help.
If you or someone you know needs help to live independently at home there are a wide range of services available, a number of which you can access directly without the need for an assessment from the council. Our self-help tool can help you to find services and activities to support your independence and can also prompt a full assessment of your needs by sending a copy of the answers you give straight to the Council. Information on Assessments completed by the local authority can be found via Getting the right support .
An introduction to services we offer
Care Navigators - If you pay for care (have savings/capital over £23,250) and have difficulty managing at home, Care Navigators can assist with finding local care and support options to help meet your needs. This is a free service and can be accessed without an assessment from the council. Find out more information on our Care Navigators page.
Personal Budget and Direct Payments – a personal budget is ‘a pot of money’ created after an assessment if the council decides you need any kind of support. You can choose to either have this money given to you as a direct payment to find your own care or the council can manage this money for you to find the care. A mixture of the two is also possible. Find out more information on our personal budget and direct payments pages
Home care and Personal Assistants – provide a range of support including help with washing, dressing, toileting, shopping and meal preparation. This support can be accessed through a home care provider who will provide a care worker for you or you can employ a personal assistant (PA). Find out more about personal assistants and home care
Community Meals on wheels – home delivered hot and cold meal service for older and unwell people who are having difficulty preparing food. You can access this service without an assessment from the council. Find out more about meals on wheels
Carelink - provides a monitored alarm system which gives help at the touch of a button for people who live at home. It can include an emergency response service if required. You can access this service without an assessment from the council. Find out more about Carelink.