Care and personal support
Care and personal support
Personal care and support can help you to live more comfortably and independently. Getting help at the right time can help you to continue to enjoy life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.
You can buy your own care and support or you get support from the council to help you plan ahead and make choices.
A care and support assessment from the council will ask questions to help you:
- find out what support you need to help you live independently at home
- see if you’re eligible for some paid support from the Council
- offer information and advice on what support might be available locally
You don't have to have an assessment but it's a great way to find out what help you might need to make life easier for you.
When might I need care and support?
If you are having problems managing daily tasks or getting around your home, you may have care and support needs. These may be short or long-term needs related to illness or disability. For example you may have difficulty with:
- getting in and out of your bath
- preparing a meal
- using a telephone
- getting dressed
- getting on and off chairs or your bed
- remembering to take your pills
- going up and down the stairs
- getting around indoors or outdoor
Where can I find care and support?
Your Equipment Newcastle where you can find and buy equipment to make your daily living easier.
Meals at Home is a meal delivery service run by the Council.
Laundry services can be found InformationNOW.
Home care agencies can be employed to help you at home
A personal assistant can help you with personal care, work, accessing community facilities as well as social and educational activities. You can recruit and employ your own assistant or Disability North can help you to write and advertise the post.
Interested in becoming a Personal Assistant? See all of the current vacancies on Disability North's website.
Home care companies
You can arrange your own home care support or it can be arranged by the Council if you are eligible.
Home care includes help with:
- washing and dressing
- eating and drinking
- cleaning and laundry
- and/or support with
- taking your medication
- keeping your home tidy and clean
- getting through the night, for example, getting to the toilet
- getting outdoors or to an activity
If you are arranging your own care and support you may find it helpful to see our list of home care agencies in Newcastle.
Legal & General offer information and help to find and fund care
Some day services are starting to re-open as we move along the Government’s roadmap for ending the coronavirus lockdown.
Services at The Grange, St. Anthony of Padua, and Bradbury Centre have started to welcome back existing service users, following all of the national rules to keep everybody as safe as possible. Because of restrictions on the number of people who can attend, capacity is much lower than it is normally. They will continue to operate at a lower capacity until restrictions ease and they're confident they can deliver a good service to more people whilst continuing to keep everybody safe.
These services are still accepting referrals but their priority is to make sure as many people as possible who haven’t been able to attend the day centre for over a year can do that.
There are services that you can attend for a day or two during the week. These include:
- The Grange for older people
- St Anthony of Padua for older people, people with physical or mental health needs
- The Minories for people with physical disabilities
- The Bradbury centre for people with dementia
- The Welford Centre for people with learning disabilities and autism
Did you know?
The Council has provided the Legal & General links for information purposes only. Please note that the Council neither recommends nor endorses any products or services accessed via these links. For full details, please see their website advertising statement
Need more information?
Contact Community Health and Social Care Direct
Phone: 0191 278 8377
Textphone: 0191 278 8359
Mobile: 07968 474891
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
Emergency helpline outside normal hours: 0191 278 7878
Report abuse or neglect: 0191 278 8156
Try the new virtual advisor:
Contact Disability North
Phone: 0191 284 0480
Textphone: 018001 0191 2840480
Minicom number: 0191 285 7261