Social Care – The Options

Care and support services, also known as social care services, help people who are in need of practical support because of illness, disability, old age or a low income.

Care and support services could include having a personal assistant to help you around the home, structural changes to help you move around or manage in your house, or even an alarm system so that you can call for help if you have a fall.

Social care services are available to everyone, regardless of their background. However, social care is subject to rules about your needs and ability. Services can also support the families or carers of people who receive social care.

Use the NHS Choices website to find out more about what social care services are available.

The NHS Choices website is a great place to start to learn about social care and the many options open to you and your carers. Popular topics on their website include the following (all linking through to the NHS Choices website):

Advice for carers includes: