How to start getting support

How to start getting support

If you think you may need some support to live independently, the first step is to contact Adult Social Care customer services on 0113 222 4401 or textphone 0113 222 44110. You can do this yourself, or a friend, relative or health professional (like your GP) can do it on your behalf.

The customer service advisor will ask a few questions to check what sort of support you might need. They may suggest other people who could offer support or information, or they may ask a care manager to contact you to arrange an assessment.

How much support is right for you?
Before deciding that you need to move into residential care, it’s worth considering other options. These days, there are more options that can help people stay living at home for longer – or regain independence after an accident, illness or hospital stay.