Get help at home

Find help if you are struggling with everyday tasks such as washing, doing the laundry, cooking and taking your medicine.

Contact Adult Social Care

If you think you would benefit from extra help at home to manage everyday tasks, contact Adult Social Care for a chat about your care and support needs.

If you're assessed as needing social care and support and eligible for financial support, you can arrange this using direct payments.

Pay for your own home care

Home care is care provided in your own home to help you stay independent.

You can contact a home care agency if you want to arrange your own private home care. Home care agencies provide trained care workers or nurses who can help you at home.

Some agencies offer specialist support for people with:

  • learning disabilities
  • dementia
  • mental health problems
  • brain injuries

More information

Independent Age has guidance on getting help at home and choosing home care services.

The NHS gives information and advice on help at home from a carer.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) allows you to search for home care agencies in your area.

Age UK's Home help service in Essex provides services such as housework, shopping and assistance for the elderly.

'Rally Round' is a free online tool that allows family members, friends and carers to organise support groups for someone they care about. They can build up a group of people to do tasks like shopping, cleaning and gardening.

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