If you need some help at home with day to day living, Homecare
may be able to help you. We can offer a care service that is
tailored to your needs.
What sort of help can I get?
We could provide you with the following service, according to
what you need:
- helping getting in and out of bed
- help getting washed and dressed
- assisting with toilet needs
- help and support for carers
- shopping and collecting pensions
- help with light housework (as long as you are getting other
Homecare services as well)
Our service runs every day of the year. We can make evening and
night-time visits when needed.
Is there a charge for
Yes. There is a weekly charge for Homecare, based on how many
hours of care you are getting, and how much money you have.
How do I apply for
Contact the Gateway team, and ask for an assessment. This
means talking to you about what help you need. We will also explain
to you how we decide who can get Homecare.
If we feel that our services will help you, we will work with
you to write a plan saying what care services you will be getting,
Who provides Homecare?
Your Homecare will be provided by one or more paid Care
Assistants. They may be managed directly by Social Services, or may
work for a private or voluntary organisation on our behalf.
You can also buy care directly from a private or voluntary
organisation, without going through Social Services.
What do I do next?
If you think that you would like to have Homecare or you just
want to find out more, please contact us at your local Social Services Area Office. You can telephone
us, write to us, or call in person.
If you prefer, ask someone else - a friend, relative or your
doctor - to get in touch with us for you. If you are in hospital at
the moment, ask the ward staff to contact the hospital social
We can also give you information on other help available from
Social Services, such as Day Care, support for carers, or Lifeline emergency telephones.
Last Updated: 06.04.2016 at 10:27