Social care and support guide

If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, this website explains your options and where you can get support:

The website includes:

Introduction to care and support

A quick guide for people who have care and support needs and their carers.

Money, work and benefits

How to pay for care and support, and where you can get help with costs.

Help from social services and charities

Includes helplines, needs assessments, advocacy and reporting abuse.

Care after a hospital stay

Includes hospital discharge and care and support afterwards.

Care services, equipment and care homes

Includes home adaptations, home help, staying safe and housing.

Support and benefits for carers

Includes support from local councils, respite care and help for young carers.

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