Support at home
If you need help with everyday activities like getting washed and dressed, and don’t have enough support from friends or relatives, then there are lots of options available to support you to stay in your own home. This support could be arranged privately or provided through the council if you qualify for support from us.
As a first point of call, the Barnet Centre for Independent Living (BCIL) can provide you with information and advice on maintaining your independence at home. BCIL is an independent, user-led organisation which offers information, advice, advocacy and brokerage for people with any form of disability living in Barnet. To find out more from BCIL using the contact details at the right side of this page.
Options available to help you to stay as independent as possible include:
- equipment or adaptations to support you in getting around in your home
- Telecare technology to make it possible for people to call for help and assistance when needed such as a pendant alarm that is worn around your neck, and sensors such as bed exit sensors
- having someone come to your home to help you with daily tasks through a homecare service
- having hot meals delivered to your home if you have no other means of getting a hot meal through the Home Meals Service
- floating support to help individuals maintain their accommodation by offering a range of housing-related support which promotes independence and empowerment
- the handyperson's scheme which provides practical help to older and disabled people who have difficulties with carrying out small jobs around the house.
The pages in this section provide more detail about all these options and more.
Check out our online directory for information and contact details for private homecare providers, cleaning agencies and equipment providers in and around Barnet.