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Residential care - adult
We can support you if you need help to maintain your independence. We can look at your needs and if possible, provide support in your own home. If all other options have been explored, care can be provided in a residential or nursing home.
There are several types of residential care available, depending on your needs:
Before you consider residential care it is important that you look at all the ways in which you could be supported to continue to live in your own home. The home care service 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. For example, your home can be adapted to make life easier.
Another option that might be preferable to residential care 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 on the premises, with access to 24-hour care/support services available if you need them.
We will try to help you remain as independent as possible. However, if you cannot remain safely in your own home, even with a lot of help, or if you need to move into your own home for the first time (if you have a learning disability for example), then our staff will discuss the type of accommodation and support that will best suit your needs.
We strongly advise you to consider all the available options before making a decision.
Applying for residential care services
The first stage in applying for residential care is to contact the customer services centre. They will be able to advise you whether we are likely to be able to help you. Otherwise, they will tell you how to get more information about services in your area, if you wish to contact them direct. You may be asked for some personal details to help with your enquiry. Any information you provide is treated in confidence and will only be shared with staff outside the organisation with your permission.
If we can help you, then your needs will have to be assessed so we can provide the right type of care and support.
Residential care regulation
Residential care is regulated by the Care Quality Commission through inspections, assessments and reviews of all care services. You can access the latest inspection reports of care homes in your area via the Care Quality Commission website, a link is provided below. Bear in mind that the quality of service provided by individual homes may have improved or declined since the last inspection.
Residential care - adult - frequently asked questions