Adult Social Care - Services

Care at Home

Introduction

We want to support people to live in their own home for as long as they are able to do so.  To enable this to happen it may mean that you need support within the home that will help you to live as independently as possible.

There are two types of support we offer to individuals in their own home:

  • Short term support: Sometimes people need temporary support. This can be because of falling or tripping, going into hospital or because of a general decrease in mobility and well being. When this happens, there are a number of short term solutions which will help you to regain as much independence as possible. For more information visit our Community Outreach page by clicking here.
  • Personal Budget: This is an amount of money allocated to an individual that will put them in control and help them select and pay for services that will enable them to meet their outcomes and improve or maintain their well being. To be able to receive a personal budget, you have to be eligible for support from the council for adult social care services.  The council gives careful consideration to each request for care services with all possible solutions being explored to support people to address their unmet needs before adult social care funding is considered, including providing a short term support service.  There is a national framework, set by the Department of Health, which councils use to decide who is eligible for services.  Therefore, the first step to getting a personal budget is to discuss your situation with a social care worker to see if any of your unmet needs are eligible.

Care choices have also produced for us an Isle of Wight version of their Care Services Directory. It provides a range of information and advice and gives details of care agencies and care homes available on the island. You can view a copy of the directory by visiting their website by clicking here.