What services may be available
Once your community care assessment has been completed, your local authority will decide whether you are eligible for services.
The services which are available in theory may be limited in practice by financial or operational constraints.
What is offered varies from one local authority to another but may include one or more of the following:
- home help (domestic tasks)
- home care (personal assistance)
- respite care
- aids and equipment to help with daily life
- adaptations to your home
- meals on wheels
- rehabilitation services
- community transport
- help for carers.
The services may be arranged for you, or you may be given a direct payment which may pay for some or all of the costs. Whether you have to make a contribution towards costs depends on your eligibility and local area.
Social services usually liaise with other parts of the local authority, the NHS or private or voluntary agencies so that appropriate services are provided.