Choosing care services
If you do not need either personal or nursing care, you may wish to contact organisations that offer other home care services. At present these services do not have to be registered or inspected. They include domestic help, shopping, transport / drivers, befriending, socialisation, sitting services, gardening and meals. When you contact any organisation you should check exactly what they can offer and whether they can provide it in your home area. Some organisations offer these services as part of a care package, however you can also access services individually – see Maintaining Independence for more details.