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Finding and Buying Care at Home

Here are 5 tips for Finding and Buying Care at Home:

1 A list of homecare agencies can be found from United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA).
2 When contacting homecare agencies, confirm whether they are UKHCA members and ask them to send you their brochure and price list.
3 Your local council’s social work team are obliged to perform an assessment of your care needs if you request it. If they agree that you need care, they will then undertake a financial assessment. Contact them at 01344 351500.
4 Ask the homecare agency questions that might help you find a suitable service.
5 Note your first impressions from your initial conversations to get a feel for the agency.


Useful Links

CQC - for Care at Home look under 'Home Care Agencies' which is under 'Services in Your Home'

United Kingdom Homecare Association

Carers Trust

Signal 4 Carers

Bracknell Healthwatch

Which? Elderly Care

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