Independent Home Care services are available for people who wish to remain in their own home, but need help with daily tasks, such as preparing meals, housework and bathing.
What is available?
There are a number of home care companies in Darlington who can provide this support. You can contact them directly to buy the support you feel you require. For more information on each home care company visit the Care Quality Commission website [external link]
If you are having difficulties and are unsure what support you need, you can contact Adult Social Care who can assist with an assessment to help determine what support you may need and whether you are eligible for social care funded support.
You can find out more information about the assessment process
How much does it cost?
There may be a cost for your services. This will depend on the type and amount of support you receive.
If you have been assessed as being eligible for social care funded support, a financial assessment will need to be carried out to see if you can get help towards the cost of your care. You can find out more information on the financial assessment
Other ways to get support
There are a number of options available for you to choose how the support you need is provided. Personal Budgets are available to people who have been assessed as requiring a support package. You can find more information on the Personal Budgets webpages