Care at home
Care in your own home is available to people who require assistance with daily living tasks such as washing, dressing or household chores.
You may want (or need) to receive care at home support because you're frail, may have severe learning disabilities, have mental health needs or a physical disability.Not everyone has family or friends to care for them at home and many would rather not ask family or friends for help. One alternative is to pay for a home care provider.
Care at home can help you to develop confidence and possibly regain skills to increase your independence and let you live in your own home.
The first step is usually to apply for help and we can come up with solutions but you can organise care yourself.
Paying for home care
Care at home may be funded as part of a support package after a care assessment but some services may have to be paid for. Any charges (if you have to pay) will depend on your financial situation.
You should confirm costs with your chosen care provider if you are organising and paying for services yourself. The costs will depend on the type of support you need.
There are lots of things to consider when you're choosing a care provider such as location, contracts and fees, availability and services. You should:
- contact providers in your area
- check Care Inspectorate inspection reports
- speak to family, friends, your GP or health visitor
- contact us or other organisations for advice and information
We work with a number of home care providers right across the region.
Flexible support for people with an illness or disability who want the independence to continue living in their own homes.
Specialist home care for the elderly in Moffat, Lockerbie and surrounding areas.
Innovative support for people with learning disabilities and complex needs.
Personalised support for people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and other support needs.
Offering people with learning disabilities care and support in their own homes and local communities.
Supporting adults with learning difficulties in their own homes.
Care and support to people in the Stranraer area to enable people to remain in their own homes for longer.
Extensive support with daily living tasks for all ages of people in Newton Stewart and the Machars.
Supported living service for individuals with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health diagnosis and autism in Dumfries.
Home care and emergency responding service in Dumfries, Annan and surrounding areas.
Ensuring a safe and secure environment in which people can retain their independence at home.
Support for people with disabilities and long term conditions to live full lives in their own homes and communities.
Flexible care for older and disabled people who would like to continue living in their own homes.
Care and support to adults at all stages in their lives to give them choice and freedom.
A personalised package of support for people with a range of needs.
Personalised flexible care and support across the region enabling people to remain in their homes and community.
Support with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, medication, overnight support, and light household duties within your own home in the Stranraer area.
All care providers are regularly inspected by the Care Inspectorate to make sure that they meet the national care standards. The inspection reports which show how the services were graded are published so that you can find out what quality of care you can expect:
Call 030 33 33 3001 or visit a Social Work office to find out more about the support we can provide as well as other local care services.