Services for older people
We provide social care services to older people who have problems related to illness, disability or ageing, with an emphasis on maintaining independence in their own home. We can also offer support to the carers of older people.
There are many services we provide for older people. You can find more details below.
Top services for older people tasks
Home care, sometimes called domiciliary care, can help you to remain living independently and safely in your own home. There are many different types of support available, depending on your individual needs. See the home care page for more details.
Health advice for older people
We also provide health and medical advice for older people, including information about hospice care and how to manage if you are returning home following a stay in hospital.
Related information from NHS Choices
Links to health information for older people on the NHS Choices website.
Heatwave - be prepared
Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know by reading the advice on the heatwave - be preparedpage.
Men's health 60-plus
The men's health 60-pluspage contains information and advice for older men about looking after their health, including lowering your cholesterol; knowing your prostate; walking your way to health; and eating well.
Women's health 60-plus
The women's health 60-pluspage contains information and advice for older women about looking after their health, including self-help pain relief; keeping your blood pressure healthy; living with incontinence; and maintaining your strength and balance.
Your health, your way
The your health, your wayguide provides information about long-term conditions and self care and includes sections on your healthcare; courses and support; healthy living; help at home; and money and legal issues.
Eat well over 60
As you get older, a balanced diet will help you to maintain a healthy weight and will provide you with the nutrients your body needs to keep working well. For more information on healthy eating, see the eat well over 60page.
Adult social care services - useful information