We aim to help people stay living at home safely or in their own communities. This website lists a range of services and organisations to support you with this.
If you have already considered all the support to help you live independently and feel you cannot manage at home, you could also consider extra housing care, supported living, housing realted support and shared lives.
If you are considering a care home placement, and do not feel that any of the above options are possible for you, please contact the County Council by calling 0300 500 80 80. You will be offered a care and support assessment to find out what are the best options to meet your needs.
The Handy Person Adaptation Service (HPAS) aims to help you live safely and independently at home and provides support with:
- Essential minor adaptations
- Small practical jobs
HPAS is available to people living in Nottinghamshire (except the City of Nottingham) who are either:
- Aged 60 or over
All jobs must either reduce the risk of a fall or help you remain living independently in your home and can include grab rails, second stair rails or half-steps.
The work is carried out by professional traders from the ‘Buy with Confidence’ register. They have all been approved by the Trading Standards and will provide high quality workmanship and a clean, tidy and courteous service.
Housing related support services provide housing and support for vulnerable people to help them live as independently as possible. You can get housing or support from us if you are over 16 years old and:
- Are homeless or threatened with homelessness
- Need support to remain in your home
- Are escaping domestic violence
- Have mental health problems
- Have learning disabilities
Are older and need support to stay independent
Many people have an informal carer living with them, or perhaps living nearby, who helps them on a regular basis. Carers sometimes need a break and this may be provided in several ways:
- through the shared lives service
- through a short break
- by using your direct payment
- in a residential service or by someone providing respite within your own home
The best option for you all will depend on the person's needs, the urgency of the situation and personal choice and cost.
Quality of care
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspect every care home and assesses the quality of care it provides.
You can see reports for Nottinghamshire care homes on the CQC website www.cqc.org.uk.
Dementia Quality Mark
We award the Dementia Quality Mark (DQM) to care homes in Nottinghamshire that have shown that they provide a high standard of care to people with dementia.
They have to meet a range of standards in the following areas:
- positive attitudes
- emotional and physical freedom
- evidence of a dementia specific environment
- day-to-day routines and care delivery
- meaningful occupation and stimulation
- awareness of barriers to person centred care approach
- safeguarding and protection from abuse
- health and wellbeing.
Care homes will receive the enhanced payment for those people who have:
- a formal diagnosis of dementia and
- complex and frequent needs which require enhanced and regular attention from staff with specialist training or high level skills and/ or
- behaviour that places them or other people at risk.
If a care home does not have the DQM people with dementia can still live there if the home can provide the care they need. However, the home will not receive the DQM enhanced payment for that resident.