Equipment and assistive technology
There are many ways to adapt the home of the person you care for, to make it safer and more accessible. Some adaptations, aids and technology may also help you in your caring role.
Services in the community
If you are caring for someone at home it is likely that you will need support at some point. You may wonder what is available and how you can access it.
The first place to look is in your own community.
Help from your local council
Speak to your local council’s adult care services to see how they can help.
Care homes offer both permanent and temporary stays (respite care) in single or shared rooms with a team of qualified staff on-site to provide care and support.
Paying for care
Social care is means tested so most people have to pay something towards the care that they receive.
Carers Emergency Card
If you had an accident or are taken seriously ill, carrying this card will ensure the person you care for will be kept safe.