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Help at home

Click on the titles below for guides about the options available to help you stay in your own home

Health difficulties - how to cope with changing needs (guide 8)

This guide explains what help is available to you from your local council and the National Health Service to assist you to live as full and independent a life as possible.

Help at home - what may be available in your local area (guide 14)

This guide provides information about the types of support services that may be available in your local area to help you stay in your own home.

Home care - using Direct payments and Personal budgets (guide 23)

This guide explains what is meant by direct payments and personal budgets. Direct payments are cash payments made instead of direct service provision by your local council, so that you may choose and purchase care to meet your assessed needs. Since April 2011, you should have access to a ‘personal budget' from your local council. This is a virtual pot of money to meet all your care and support needs.

Home care agencies - what to look for (guide 15)

This guide explains what to expect from your home care agency and any home care worker they provide you with, and what to look for when you are choosing an agency.  It also explains about the standards that agencies should meet and how to complain if you are not satisfied with the service you receive.

Telecare and telehealth: what it is and how to get it (guide 6)

This guide gives information about what telecare and telehealth is, how to get it and information to help you decide if it is the right solution for you.

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