Adult social care offers support to people in a wide range of circumstances. Everyone can get information and advice from us, and many people receive further help. Most of the support we give is aimed at supporting people to keep their independence, in their own home and in their local community.
Social care is a mystery to many of us, so Age UK have looked at five key areas that are commonly misunderstood to try and help explain the social care system better.
Information about support services such as: extra care housing and meals on wheels.
Here you can add your details/answer questions about your lifestyle to find organisations and groups suitable to help you.
Information about paying towards social care support services, including our charges and information about self-directed support.
Information about substantial or critical needs and having an assessment.
Information on how to recognise abuse and report it.