Help to live at home
Many people need just that extra bit of help to live independently. This may be as a result of illness, a disability or just getting older.
You can find information about receiving help with:
personal care − to assist with personal care tasks to promote independence
social care − to help you maintain your independence
practical care − to help with housework, laundry and ironing etc.
Find out what is available for your personal and practical care, such as help with small household jobs, gardening, home care and how to get items such as handrails and community equipment.
Sometimes living independently in your own home can lead to loneliness and social isolation. A number of voluntary organisations offer befriending services that can provide supportive help in these situations.
Good nutrition is important at any age but many people don't eat properly because they experience problems preparing food or feeding themselves.
In the shopping and meals section you will be able to find information that will help with preparing meals or having meals delivered, or just some help with shopping.
Care at home can be provided by a range of service providers. Care can be arranged and paid for privately or, following an assessment to identify your needs and eligibility you could initially be offered access to the Direct Payment Scheme. You can view or download more information in our Easy Guide to Direct Payments leaflet.
The First Contact Scheme is an easy way for people to be put in touch with a wide range of local services simply by using one point of contact.
Are you worried about someone?
If after reading the information on this website you feel you need to make a referral for yourself or someone else, please Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058.
We are working to protect people who may be vulnerable because of their age, an illness, mental incapacity or a disability.
If you are worried about the safety of an adult please Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058 or visit the Safer Derbyshire (opens in a new window) website.
Complaint, comment or compliment
If you have a complaint, comment or compliment about Adult Care services then please see our complaints process.
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)
- Home Care Service Leaflet (1706KB)
- Caring for you in your home (196KB)
- Home Care Service factsheet (34KB)
- Assisting people with movement factsheet (105KB)
Information on other websitesHFT Smarthouse (opens in a new window)
Counsel and Care - Staying in your own home (opens in a new window)