Social Care and Support

Social Care and Support are services to help you if you need practical support because of illness or disability or care for someone receiving social care and support. Patients’ who need help with day-to-day living because of an illness or disability can now get information and support online. There is a guide to social care on the NHS website that contains information for people who might need social care.

Types of social care and support include:

  • Help at home from a paid carer
  • Meals on wheels
  • Having your home adapted
  • Equipment and household gadgets
  • Personal alarms and home security systems so you can call for help (for instance, if you have a fall)
  • Different types of housing, such as sheltered housing and care homes

Introduction to care and support

Apply for needs assessment by social services