Home Care Services

What does it do?

Home care is provided to people in their own homes. Its purpose - as part of community care - is to help people remain living at home as an alternative to moving into some form of residential or nursing home. 

Home care can include: 

  • Personal care  such as help with: 
  • getting in and out of bed; 
  • use of the toilet; 
  • getting washed and dressed/undressed; and 
  • eating meals. 

Support at home  providing practical  help rather than personal care and can include: 

  • collecting pensions and shopping; 
  • preparing meals;   
  • day or night sitting (only in exceptional circumstances); 
  • lighting fires; and   
  • essential household hygiene.