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Someone to Help you

If you are having problems with bathing, washing, preparing meals or dressing yourself, there are services available to support you with this.

What is available?

When daily tasks such as preparing meals, bathing, washing and dressing become difficult to undertake, even with the aid of equipment, you may need someone to come to your home to help you. If bathing alone is causing you difficulty you may benefit from the support of a bathing service. Such support may be required temporarily after a stay in hospital or intermediate care or as part as a long term support plan.

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.