Care in your own home may involve personal and domestic care tasks such as light housework, doing the shopping, laundry, washing, helping you get up, bathing, dressing yourself and help administering medication. Care can be delivered over a short period (e.g. if your Carer is away) or as part of an on-going care package.
You can view further information, reports/ratings and contact details about care providers closest to you by entering your postcode into the CQC (Care Quality Commission) website or ringing their information helpline on 0300 061 6161.
Assistance for older people
FirstStop Advice (helpline 0800 377 7070) is a free and independent service for older people, their families and Carers and can give information and advice around care in your own home and finding a care provider.
Counsel and Care is a service for older people, their families and Carers. They provide an advice service (helpline 0845 300 7585, email email@example.com) that includes information and support around assessments and services, staying in your own home, housing options, finding and paying for a care home, health care, welfare/financial support, mental health and support for Carers – they also produce written publications around all these areas too.