Choosing a home care provider
There are options for care services to help you continue living as independently as possible in your own home.
These services may include help with personal care and domestic tasks such as dressing and cooking.
Care at home can also include:
- emergency care
- 24 hour live-in care
- short breaks for an unpaid family carer
There are organisations that charge for services, plus charities or voluntary organisations that can help with a range of domestic tasks.
The NHS Choices (link opens in new window) website provides lots of information on choosing a homecare provider.
You can search for a home care provider by postcode.
Check the following for each provider:
- which services they offer
- that quality standards are met (the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assess providers against a national set of quality standards)
- reviews and ratings from people who have used the provider
Support if you are funding your own care
If you are self funding your own care but need us to support you arrange your care requirements with our approved domiciliary providers, then you can use our Homecare Brokerage service. We are based at service based at Priory House, Chicksands.
Once your needs have been agreed with your care manager, the request to arrange your care package will come through to the Brokerage team who have at hand all the providers to contact for you and arrange the package to best suit your needs.
There is a charge of £90 + VAT = £108 to use this service. We will request payment once your care package has been arranged.
Please contact your care manager if you have any questions.