Care at home

Care at home

If you are finding it difficult to manage at home, family and friends may be able to help. If this is not possible you could consider using the services of a home care provider who employ care assistants to provide help in your own home. They can assist with personal care such as bathing, washing and dressing as well as practical support such as shopping, laundry and cooking meals. They will be trained in personal care and safety procedures, moving and handling and hygiene. Some home care providers employ registered nurses.

All home care providers are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which inspects services based on its standards for quality and safety.

Personal Budgets

You may wish to arrange your own care at home. Following an assessment you can ask your care manager about using a Personal Budget to help pay for your care (see page 6 of our Calderdale Care Directory click here to open).

Your assessment will show what help you need – and then you can decide whether you would prefer to arrange the services for yourself. This can include employing a personal assistant to help you around the house or support you to do the things you enjoy