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Care at home

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Please read our guides together with our Coronavirus information pages, to find out about temporary rule changes that may affect you.

Most older people want to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. If you are finding day-to-day activities such as bathing and dressing yourself difficult, or you have mobility problems that make it hard to get around your home safely, you can ask the council for help.  

The council can come and see you to assess your needs. They will:

  • talk to you about the help you think you need
  • work out if you will need to pay towards the cost of the help
  • arrange services for you, or support you to choose and arrange them yourself
  • let you know if they can provide any equipment to help you, for example grab rails and easy-grip kitchen equipment

For more information, see our Care and support at home: assessment and funding and Care and support at home: practical help guides, or call our helpline on 0800 12 44 222.

Care and support at home: assessment and funding

Care and support at home: practical help

The Age Scotland Helpline

Call our helpline on 0800 12 44 222 for free to speak to an adviser. Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

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