Home Care

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.   

Who it is for?

Home Care is a flexible service and can be used to provide a break to carers (this is sometimes called respite) either on a one off or regular basis.   

Where it is available?

Local service (Eden, South Lakeland, Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland).

How to access or apply for it:

For further information call 01228 606060.

Additional information:

Home care is provided by paid care staff who visit people at home. Every person receiving this service will have a Care Plan  produced by a social worker. This plan will describe how often care staff will visit, what they will do and how long this is expected to take.


Info last updated:

Cumbria County Council Headquarters, The Courts, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8NA