If you are an adult, aged 18 or over, and find it difficult to perform some day-to-day tasks, you may qualify for care and support. You might be struggling as a result of age, illness, disability or any significant change in your life.
There is a variety of support available to help people stay independent and get the most out of life. This could come from the Trust, the council or from other professional care providers. You can choose from a range of services that meet your needs. Support can be:
- non-residential, where you are cared for in your own home or parts of your home are altered so it’s easier for you to manage
- residential, where you receive round-the-clock attention in a care home or nursing home
How to decide what support you need
To decide on the best support for you, you must first carry out a needs assessment.
Visit the Adult Social Care section of our website to find out more about how to access support, eligibility and the teams available to offer help.
The Central Advice and Duty Team (CADT) provides a telephone service for people who need to access adult social care services helping to signpost people to the most appropriate team for support. Call 0151 514 2222 (option 3).