Home care support
If you need help around the home, a good option is to have a care worker come in to your home to help you. This is known as home care.
A careworker can help with your care in your own home.
You may need help because you:
- have a disability
- are frail and elderly
Personal care might include:
- getting in and out of bed
People may be eligible for support from the Council to find and fund home care if they have a high level of needs and if not supported would face a significant impact on their wellbeing.
Most people who are eligible will have to make a contribution to the cost of their care and some people will have to pay the full cost.
Most people are eligible they can either ask the Council to arrange their care or take a Direct Payment and arrange it themselves.
Home care arranged by Staffordshire County Council
We will use one of our contracted providers if possible although we may need to use an interim provider for a short period if our contracted providers do not have capacity.
All of our providers are experienced and registered with the Care Quality Commission.
People will not be offered a choice of provider.
It may not be possible to give people their preference of call times.
Where can I get home care?
How do I find a home care agency?
- check if the Care Quality Commission have registered and inspected a particular provider. They regulate all home care providers. They publish inspection reports on their website. When considering a service it’s always a good idea to check its report
A personal assistant acts as a home care worker for you.
They can offer you all that you’ll get from an agency worker. You’ll also get the continuity, familiarity and ongoing relationship with your assistant.
How do I find one?
Information on how to employ a personal assistant is in our direct payments section.
Being an employer
If you employ a personal assistant, you will have the legal responsibility of an employer. This will include arranging cover for their illness and holidays.