What is adult social care?
Throughout our lives we like to stay independent, healthy and safe for as long as possible. But at some point it might get a little harder to cope. That might be due to age, a health condition, disability or change in home circumstance. Whatever the reason sometimes all it takes is a little help. It might be some simple home help, or meals on wheels, visits to your home if you’re lonely, transport, advice on money or assurance of feeling safe that would make a difference to your wellbeing. Or maybe you’re a carer, looking for some support or even just a break from caring.
Whatever it is adult social care information tells you about the different options available and how to get what you need to live independently in your own home.
The Adult Social Care service at Surrey County Council focuses its support on people with social care needs, within available resources, particularly:
- residents with long-term and complex needs that affect their daily life;
- people recovering from an accident or illness who need help to manage daily living tasks, or build confidence over a short period of time;
- people recovering from a mental illness;
- carers of all ages.