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Care and caring

Information on looking after your health or someone else's.

  1. Being a carer

    Becoming a carer, support and training, carers' centres and young carers.

  2. Care at home

    Home care from your local council, private home care, equipment and adaptions.

  3. Care homes

    Get help finding a place in a care home.

  4. Financial information

    Find out about paying for care and what support is available.

  5. Help if you're leaving hospital

    You can get help if you're in hospital and need extra support when you go home, or if you need to move into a care home.

  6. Legal advice for care

    You may need help with setting up a power of attorney or making a will.

  7. Personal and nursing care

    Personal and nursing care may be an option if you need support to live comfortably and safely at home.

  8. Read care service inspection reports

    Find Care Inspectorate reports on care services to make sure they're meeting standards.

  9. Setting up guardianship

    Guardianship allows someone to make decisions on behalf of an adult with incapacity.

  10. Setting up power of attorney

    A legal document which allows you to plan for the future, drawn up when you have the capacity to do so.

  11. Your rights as someone needing care

    Find out about your rights as someone needing care.

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