Social care can be very different from the health care you receive from the NHS. Although it can include medical help, social care offers more practical support to enable people to live independently. These services are usually provided in people’s homes, care homes or elsewhere in the community, rather than at a GP practice or hospital.
If you or someone you live with needs social care, it’s important to understand what types of care and support are available, where to find the correct information, and how services are paid for.
Read ‘What is adult social care?’ at www.healthwatch.co.uk/advice-and-information/2021-10-07/what-adult-social-care
If you would like to tell us about your experiences of adult social care services please contact us or call us free on 0808 801 0382.