Many people find that there are times when they have difficulty coping with daily life and need help from someone. This can be because of illness, disability, frailty, whether temporary or permanent.
Often families, friends and neighbours are able to help, but some people may need more support to keep living at home and this is where Wakefield home care services may be able to help.
The service can be provided anywhere within the Wakefield District by either our own Personal Care Teams or by outside providers who have been approved by us. You may be given a cash budget so you can arrange your own care and support to meet needs identified in your assessment.
If home care is needed, new users of Home Care Services will usually be referred to our Personal Care Team first. They provide a service for up to six weeks to help rehabilitation and recovery from an illness or injury and to make sure that the level of service is right for the person's needs and keeps them being independent.
An assessment is needed for this service and you will need to contact Social Care Direct.
If you don't meet our standards for support, we will give advice and information about other, private care providers; this includes support from voluntary agencies and groups.
For information on how to pay your homecare fees see How to pay Council bills.
Alternative providers of care
Our Home Care Service is provided by both in-house and independent sector providers. These services are monitored and checked by us to ensure vulnerable people are safeguarded and receive a quality service. The contact details for our contracted providers can be found under 'Downloads'.
There are other care providers in the area, full details of which, including the Care Quality Commission (CQC) quality rating and latest published inspection report, can be obtained through the CQC website. Please be aware we do not monitor these care providers as we do not have a contract with them.
In no way do we recommend one particular agency over another and does not accept any liability or responsibility.