Why don’t you try? : Find out about housekeeping services
I only need a little help with housework and gardening. Is there any help available?
Most local councils don’t provide support if you just need a helping hand with your housework, gardening or shopping.
Contact a local voluntary organisation such as your local Age UK or the Royal Voluntary Service to see whether they may be able to provide services for you.
It may still be a good idea to get an assessment by your local council to discuss your options, even if they are not able to help with these tasks.
Where should I look for help if I’m arranging homecare myself?
You can get help with things such as cleaning, shopping and personal care through private agencies. These agencies must be registered with the Care Quality Commission.
* The UK Home Care Association can give you details of home care providers that follow its code of practice.
* Your local adult social services department should be able to provide you with details of approved private agencies.
* Ask friends or relatives for recommendations.
Age UK also have a paid Home Help service.
Many local Age UKs offer a paid-for service that helps with day-to-day domestic tasks. All home helps are experienced, have passed a security check and have received full training.
These are some of the tasks they can offer help with:
* Preparing light meals/meal delivery
* Running errands, e.g. prescription collection
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Look into housekeeping services in your area that will help you manage laundry, ironing, gardening and pet care, Speak to your Local Authority about having a home or carers assessment to help with support around the home if you are unable to manage,
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