Home care and reablement
Home care, sometimes known as domiciliary care, personal care or paid care, is a service at your home to help with eating, drinking, washing, bathing, toileting, dressing, taking your medication as well as domestic tasks, such as preparing meals, shopping, laundry and helping you to get around.
If you qualify for support from us, we may be able to offer a short-term enablement package.
Arranging for home care
We recommend you check the Care Quality Commission as they monitor, inspect and rate the standard of home care providers.
You should always check this information before choosing to purchase care from any agency.
Employing someone yourself
Some people prefer to employ their own carer or personal assistant. This has the advantage that you will always have the same carer.
As an employer you have important legal responsibilities. The GOV.UK website has information on employment topics such as:
- employment terms and conditions
- national minimum wage
- paid holiday
- sick pay and maternity pay
Further advice to getting a personal assistant
Support from the council
If you think you need home care, and want the council to help provide it, then have a conversation with us about how we may be able to support you. Please contact Social Care Direct by email email@example.com or phone 020 8359 5000 for an assessment of your needs.
If this assessment shows that you qualify for support from us, we will work with you to plan for what is best for you.