Home care

Assessing your care needs

For people who require community care, in order to access services which meet your needs, it is important to identify what help you require.  Our services include:

Care at home

We provide a range of care services, such as personal care, a shopping service and prepared meals.

Community alarm services - Telecare

Telecare provides 24/7 monitoring, support and a means of summoning help and assistance if required.

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Advocacy

Advocacy can provide a range of information and support, to provide an advocate to speak for people when they are unable to speak for themselves.

Community transport

Community transport can overcome social exclusion by allowing people who are disabled or who live in isolated communities to access local facilities and services.

Equipment and adaptations to your home

If you are struggling with aspects of daily activities as a result of illness or disability, you may benefit from the provision of equipment or adaptation to your home.   For homeowners, or if you live in privately rented accommodation, are over 60 years of age and require house repairs or minor adaptations, the home repair assistance grant may assist you.

Keeping warm in winter

During winter, it is important to keep warm.  You can keep warm by eating well, keeping warm and staying active.  Practical support and advice about keeping warm in winter and winter hazards, such as frozen pipes, is detailed in keeping warm in winter.

Wheelchair, scooter and ramp information

If you have a disability, you may wish to have, or be in possession of a wheelchair or scooter.  Find out about how to request a personal mobility vehicle, how to request an adaptation to your home property or advice about how to request servicing of your personal mobility vehicle.

Young carers

People under the age of 18 who care for a family member who has an illness or disability.  They may require to speak to someone for support and advice.

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