Some of the information in this guide may have changed as a result of the coronavirus emergency. For the latest information, please check our changes to services page.
Social care helps people to carry out everyday tasks, such as washing, dressing and eating. It might be provided at home or in a residential care home. Some people will qualify for funding from their council, but many will end up paying for all of their care themselves. This guide is intended for people paying for their care, and their friends and family. It looks at:
how to get started
the differences between care at home and care in a care home