Care at home (Domiciliary Care)

The likelihood is you are receiving care at home because you have had your needs assessed by your local authority and this is deemed the best place for you to be cared for, with support from professional carers and/or your family. There are exceptions to this i.e. you and your family may have decided you needed some help and arranged care yourself, or you have a carer, such as member of your family caring for you. Some Domiciliary Care providers offer a service where a companion care worker makes your life easier and more enjoyable or you may have more complex care needs which would usually be catered for in a care home but you want to remain in your own home and have "live-in Care" 24 hours a day. What ever your circumstances if you haven't had your needs assessed we would suggest you contact your local authority and ask for a needs assessment. READ MORE

*This website currently covers the care system in England. There are differences in how care is delivered and funded in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. If you reside in either of these countries we would suggest a good starting point would be the Age UK offices for your country.  Please click the link Northern IrelandScotlandWales