Social care and support guide

Help from social services and charities

Includes helplines, needs assessments, advocacy and reporting abuse.

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Care services, equipment and care homes

Includes home adaptations, help at home from a paid carer, staying safe and housing.

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Money, work and benefits

How to pay for care and support, and where you can get help with costs.

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Care after a hospital stay

Includes hospital discharge and care and support afterwards.

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Support and benefits for carers

Includes carer's assessments, support from local councils, respite care and help fro young carers.

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Practical tips if you care for someone

Includes advice on challenging behaviour, moving and lifting people and medicines.

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Caring for children and young people

Services, support and tips if you care for someone under 21, and moving to adult social services.

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Making decisions for someone else

Includes powers of attorney and mental capacity.

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