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Care at home

If you are finding it difficult to manage with your personal care needs, home care services many be able to help you cope with daily living.

Some people start to find it harder to manage day-to-day living at home because they are getting older or frailer, or because of the impact of a disability or illness. A service which provides practical or personal care for someone in their own home can help them keep their independence.

Such services have a number of names, including home care, domiciliary care and care at home, but they all refer to a service where someone comes to your home on a regular basis to carry out those personal or household tasks that you are not able to do for yourself.

Personal care can include help with getting up and going to bed, bathing, dressing, meals and medication. Practical support may include help with housework, shopping and going out.

Care at home is provided through Social Services for people who have been assessed as having high levels of personal care needs.

Sometimes people only need care at home for a short time to get back on track after an illness or a stay in hospital. This sort of short-term care is provided by social care and health staff working together, and will focus on helping you to do things for yourself so that you will be able to manage on your own again.

For people who are not eligible for support from Social Services, or who prefer to make their own arrangements, there are a number of Domiciliary care agencies in the Swansea area which provide both personal care and practical support.

Social Services care at home

Information about home care services (domiciliary care) provided through Social Services.

Domiciliary care agencies

Information about domiciliary care provided through other agencies.

Care at home frequently asked questions

A list of the most frequently asked questions we get asked about arranging care at home.

Charges for care at home

What you might be expected to pay towards the cost of your care and support at home and how we calculate the charges.

Reablement services

Most of us want to remain living at home, being as independent as possible. Sometimes, after a period of ill health, people need a bit of extra support.

Community alarms (lifelines)

Community alarms (lifelines) provide an emergency telephone link for older and disabled people.

Adaptations to your home

Information about how to make large or smaller adaptations to your home to help you maintain your independence.

How Adult Services can help with information, advice and assistance

Information about what happens when you contact Adult Services in Swansea.