Home care services for adults such as cleaning, shopping and gardening, how to find providers and buy services, and if you're eligible for social care funding to help pay for these services.
Home care is also known as 'domiciliary' care, and is care or support provided in your own home. The type of support available could be in the form of:
Take a look at home care services on the Connect to Support website.
Find you if you will have to pay for these services or are eligible to receive funding.
Home care agencies charge for the care and services they provide, and whether you have to pay for all, some or none of them will depend if you are eligible to receive social care funding.
If, following an assessment of your needs and a finances, you are eligible to receive some funding, you will receive a ‘Personal Budget’ which allows you to buy these care services.
If you aren’t eligible for funding, then you can still buy these services, but you must pay for them yourself. Read more about paying for care services.
Take a look at home care services on the Connect to Support website .
Everyone can access home care services such as gardening, cleaning and cooking - whether you are funded through social care, or you pay for care yourself.
You can buy services directly on the home care services on the Connect to Support website, even if you don't receive funding.
You can also find a list of local care service providers on the Care Quality Commission website - use the search tools at the top of the page to narrow your search.
Read about whether you will have to pay for these services.
You can contact our customer services to request a referral on behalf of a friend or relative.
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Alternatively, you can visit your nearest customer service centre.