Social Care Services

Woman readingIf you are

  • recovering from a stay in hospital
  • living with a long term health condition or disability
  • finding it harder to cope as you get older

you can get extra help to make life easier.

There is a whole range of care and support available to meet your needs and help you live as independently and safely as possible. There is also special help if you are caring for someone.

You may be able to get help towards the cost of some services. You can contact your local authority to ask for your needs to be assessed and to find out more about what there is in your area.

WebsiteWhat can you find on this site?
NHS Choices: Care and supportThis guide gives information and advice about care and support options, and how to fund care.

You can search for care and support services across England. You can find out if a service meets national standards. You can also review and rate services.

You can call the Carers Direct helpline for further advice on 0300 123 1053.
Age UK: Home and careThese guides give advice about housing options; care homes; help at home; home safety and security; adapting your home; and self-directed support.
Bradford Care Services Directory 2014/15This is a directory of care homes and home care agencies. There is also advice on choosing and paying for care.

To get a printed copy, ring 01274 435400.
Care Quality CommissionYou can search for registered care homes and home care agencies.

You can read inspection reports which check on essential standards of quality and safety. You can find out if a service meets these standards.
Connect to Support Bradford districtThis is an online directory of local care and support services.

If you are arranging and paying for your own care, you can find what you need here.
HealthwatchYou can get involved in Healthwatch to have your say on health and social care services in your area.

You can also get help to find the best health and social care services for you.

- Healthwatch Bradford and district
- Healthwatch Lancashire
- Healthwatch North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Care Services Directory 2015/16This is a directory of care homes and home care agencies. There is also advice on choosing and paying for care.

To get a printed copy, ring 0845 8 72 73 74.
Social Care Jargon BusterThis is a Plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases.