Our Home care service provides regular support to people in their homes to assist them with everyday activities.
The home care service can support you in your home by providing personal care and practical domestic help in a way which fits in with your assessed individual needs and routines and those of your carers, providing you meet the Eligibility Criteria.
In general terms, home care staff can provide assistance with getting up, dressing, undressing and going to bed as well as with personal hygiene, such as going to the toilet, washing and shaving.
Household tasks are also carried out, such as bed making, laundry and some housework, but only as part of a more complex care package.
Assistance can also be given with meals. The worker could also collect pensions, go shopping and pay bills for you, but again, only as part of a more complex care package.
Referrals will most often be through a GP, or a social worker who is already working with the individual. However, if you are not in contact with a social worker and would like an assessment of your needs to see if residential care - or any other type of support - is suitable for you, please contact the Early Intervention and Prevention Team on 0345 30 111 20 or email AccessTeam@pkc.gov.uk