Care and support to maintain my independence at home
How do I get care and support in my own home?
Most of us want to remain as independent as possible, and to stay living in our own homes, even if we experience difficulties due to age, health problems or a disability. But we also want to know that we are safe and can quickly call for help in an emergency.
How do I arrange my own care and support?You can make your own arrangements and pay for services without contacting us - use the links below for information about different equipment, services and organisations.
How do I request care and support from the council?You'll need to request a care and support assessment to see if you're eligible for support from the council which may include financial support towards the cost of your services.
Even if you're not eligible, we'll advise you about what's available locally.
More about getting care and support at home
- Assistive technology, including telecare
- Careline - how to get our telecare service
- Other equipment to help at home - a range of options and suppliers
- Help with walking and mobility - advice, falls prevention, physiotherapy, walking aids, wheelchairs
- What physiotherapists do and how to contact one
- Help with recovery from illness/after a stay in hospital
- Home care service providers - contact details for approved providers
- Meals delivery services - contact details for approved providers
- Sheltered housing - independent living with support
More about getting care and support from the council
- What are the eligibility criteria?
- What happens at my care and support assessment – and where does it take place?
- What happens after my assessment?
- What's a support plan?
- How much will I have to pay for care and support services?
- What's a financial assessment?
- What's a personal budget?
- What if I'm unhappy with the outcome of my assessment?
- Help with getting out and about
- Care and support for living with a disability
- Health and wellbeing - advice, care and support
- Search for local residential care and nursing homes
- Living with dementia
- Supported living and accommodation for disabled people
- A-Z of local care and support services
- Support for carers