What does it do?
We can help if you are having problems bathing, washing or dressing yourself. Help is also available to people recovering from a hospital stay and needing temporary help to maintain their independence and quality of life. However, in order to work out just how much help is needed to make life easier for you, we do need to carry out an assessment. Once your practical needs have been assessed by one of our Social Workers we can put together a care package that will give you practical help. This could include a care worker to call daily to help you get washed and dressed in the morning and a further call in the evening to help you get ready for bed.
Who it is for?
People over the age of 18, who live in Blackburn with Darwen and who need practical help due to sight or hearing loss, physical or learning disabilities, frailty or illness.
Where it is available?
Local service (Blackburn with Darwen).
What it costs:
There may be some cost but the actual amount you pay will depend on what services you receive.
How to access or apply for it:
The Adult Social Care Customer Liaison Team is the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries. You can contact them from 8.45am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on (01254) 587547.
What to expect then:
When you contact us we'll discuss your situation over the phone, check that we've got all our facts straight and then follow this up with a visit to your home to discuss whether a placement is the best way to meet your needs.
The latest quality rating of this service by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) shows: 3 Stars - Excellent
Support for carers / Relief Care / Respite Care, Home from hospital services, Personal care at home (registered)
Info last updated:
King William Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7DY