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Community care

Community care is the combination of services and resources that a person needs to live their lives as independently as possible. This can include housing, benefits, leisure and educational opportunities and social services.

These services can be provided by a variety of organisations in public, voluntary and private sectors. 

 

For most people, community care will mean the support they need to remain at home. However some people will need the higher level of support that is provided in a residential care home or a nursing home.

 

Some people who need help with their personal care may choose to pay for their services privately but many will ask social services to carry out an assessment of their needs to identify what help can be provided. 

 

Social Services have a statutory responsibility to carry out an assessment which will decide eligibility for services and the level of need. 

Contact

Information and advice service

 

Phone: 01325 357345

Email: advice@ageukdarlington.org.uk