If possible and if it is your choice to do so, we will support you to continue to live in your own home for as long as you wish.
You may need to go into a care home for a short time to recover from time in hospital, to recuperate from illness or for a break. Afterwards, we will help you to return home.
However, some people do need to move into a care home for longer-term care if they can no longer be supported at home.
Anyone can ask us for advice and can request an assessment of their care and support needs. Even if you think you are not eligible for council funding, we would strongly urge you to consider asking for an assessment.
Moving into a care home is a big decision and you may wish to speak to other people and organisations (for example, a solicitor, the local Citizens Advice Bureau, family and friends) for impartial advice before making a decision.
We can also carry out a benefit check to make sure you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to and help you maintain your independence.