Care in your own home
Remaining in your own home can be difficult if you have additional needs, you are getting older, or you've found yourself at home after an unexpected illness or accident.
Home care, sometimes called domiciliary care, is when care workers come into your home to help you with agreed tasks. This may be things like help with taking medication, washing, bathing, dressing, toileting needs, cleaning, tidying, cooking and shopping - different agencies offer different services.
All home care providers are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC is a national organisation that inspects and monitors care service providers. You can view all registered care providers’ inspection reports on the CQC website.
If you think you need help with care in your own home, you can arrange services yourself. However, if you have eligible care and support needs you can ask for an assessment by a social care worker, who may be able to plan and arrange services on your behalf. A social worker will also be able to suggest ways to reduce or delay your need for care and support services. Please contact Warrington Borough Council’s Adult Social Care First Response team to discuss or arrange an assessment.
Find different home care providers and their contact details.
Find out how much you may have to pay
Our online calculator can help you to find out how much you may need to pay towards your care based on your income, savings and expenses.
I’m self funding
If you have savings of £23,350 you will be asked to pay the full cost of any services you use. This is known as being a ‘self-funder’. See the NHS guide to paying for your own care and support.
Can I get council funding?
Yes, but Warrington Borough Council's adult social services will need to carry out a social care assessment and a financial assessment.
We can then tell you how the council will work out what you need to pay, and how it will affect your income, savings and property.
If you have savings over £23,250, the council will not be able to contribute financially towards your care and you will need to pay for this yourself.
Care Choices - Care in your own home
Which? - What is domiciliary care?
Age UK - How to find the help you need at home
NHS Choices – Homecare: what’s available
Which? – Questions to ask a home care agency
What you can expect from a good care-home agency?