Adult residential care
Residential care refers to long-term care given to individuals who stay in a residential setting rather than in their own home or family home.
Before you consider residential care, it's important that you look at all the ways you could be supported to continue to live in your own home.
The home care service can help you to live independently and safely and your home can be adapted to make life easier.
Another option is extra care housing. This offers a new way of supporting you to live independently for as long as you possibly can. It gives you the security and privacy of a home of your own, a range of facilities, and 24-hour care services available if you need them.
Some other services you might find useful are community and day centres and meals on wheels. We strongly advise you to consider all the available options before making a decision.
Other types of residential care available include:
- A residential home provided by a private home owner or our own service; and
- A private residential home with nursing care, for people who require continual access to a nurse.
Applying for residential care services
The first stage is to contact us. If we can help you, your needs will have to be assessed so we can provide the right type of care and support. You will have to pay for some social care services you receive but others may be free or at a reduced cost, depending on your financial circumstances. The amount you pay for social care services is determined through a financial assessment.
Approved list of care homes and care homes with nursing
Please note - we do not recommend any particular home. This is purely a list of homes that have been accepted on to our approved list of care homes and care homes with nursing. Other homes are also available.
Residential care regulation
Residential care is regulated by the care quality commission. You can see the latest inspection reports of care homes in your area via the care quality commission website.