Help at home
Last updated: 02/05/2013
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Help at home and personal care
If you, or someone you know, need help at home with
personal care tasks such as washing, dressing and using the toilet,
or with housework, you can now find details of independent
domiciliary care agencies and organisations by going to the
Directory and searching for what you need.
The Cornwall Community Directory is an online resource set up by
Cornwall Council's Adult Care and Support directorate,
helping you to find details of local care services all in one
place. The directory gives details of care agencies, care homes,
meals on wheels, voluntary and community groups, organisations and
We hope you can find what you need, but if you would like to
speak to a person, we can also offer advice
on services available in Cornwall and ways that
we can help you if you are eligible for our services. Contact the Access
Team on 0300 1234 131 or using the form on the
right to request an assessment or for more
Assessments and personal budgets
Following an assessment of your circumstances you may be
entitled to a personal budget from Adult Care and Support if you
have eligible social care needs.
A personal budget is money from Adult Care and Support to enable
people who have been assessed as having critical or substantial
social care needs to organise and purchase support for themselves,
or the council arrange this on their behalf.
For further information, please see our Personal budgets page,
or to request an assessment of your needs, contact our Access Team
using the details on the right.
Help at home after a stay in hospital
For short-term help at home following discharge from hospital,
the British Red Cross offer the 'Home from Hospital' scheme. They
also offer support and practical help to people faced with an
unexpected crisis caused for example by accident or illness.
To find out more please see British Red Cross Care at Home
Services or call them on 01872 267 950.
The Council can also provide short-term reablement
services following your hospital discharge, which you can find out
more about by clicking on the links below. Our Access Team
will be able to give you more information on 0300 1234
Our Assistive Technology page about Hospitalisation gives you information
about equipment which can help to avoid hospitalisation, or help
people cope after discharge from hospital.
You can find information about emergency contact systems by
following these two links:
Meals at home
Please see our Meal delivery services page or go to the
Directory and search for meal delivery services in your
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