Do you really need to move into a care home?

Do you really need to move into a care home?

Before deciding that you need to move into residential care, it’s worth considering other options. These days, there are many different types of support that can help people stay living at home for longer – or regain their independence after an accident, illness or hospital stay.

Support to stay living in your own home
Support is available to help with day-to-day personal care and domestic activities so that you can continue to live as independently as possible in your own home.

Specialist equipment and alarms can help make your home safer and provide reassurance that help is to hand if something does go wrong.

Help at home (home care)
This is help with daily activities such as washing and dressing, getting up or going to bed, going to the toilet and taking medication. This is now known as ‘Community Support’.

Meals delivered to your home (Meals on Wheels)
The Council offers a hot meals home-delivery service seven days a week. (You can also get a cold meal delivered at the same time.) The service provides meals to meet most dietary needs. Contact the Catering Manager on 0113 247 8577, email: or look at the council website: for more information.