There are many different types of care available that can help you to live more comfortably and independently. Getting help at the right time can help improve your quality of life. Allowing you to continue enjoying life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.
Abuse can take many different forms. It can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial, discriminatory, psychological, organisational, domestic, neglect, self neglect or modern slavery.
Advocacy is where someone helps you to get your views and opinions heard. They can support you to access services if you are unable to do so by yourself.
As we grow older it’s harder for our body to deal with the effects of alcohol. This leaflet provides information and advice about the risks of alcohol for older people.
Personalised care and support can help you to live more comfortably and independently. Getting help at the right time can help improve your quality of life and allow you to continue enjoying life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.
You can pay to live in a care home when you can no longer live independently at home. They can give you general, nursing or specialist care.
Carer’s allowance is paid to people over 16 and who spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone with substantial care needs.
As a carer you may be entitled to a Carers assessment. It is carried out to see what support you might be eligible for, to help you look after yourself and the person you care for.
This fund is available for carers to take breaks and opportunities that give them choice, independence and control to improve their health and wellbeing. The fund is currently closed.
Care homes can provide accommodation with either personal or nursing care, depending upon your needs. They vary in size and in the facilities that they provide.
Help with cleaning and housework.