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Getting care and support at home

If you need help and support with everyday tasks like feeding, bathing, toileting, getting in and out of bed, dressing and undressing, and want to remain in your own home, we may be able to help.

Short term support

Many people need short term, intensive support at home so they can regain their independence after an illness or a stay in hospital. This short term care at home is provided by our Reablement Service (PDF 1.29MB) for up to six weeks.

We will review the help you get and assess future needs. If you need help after six weeks this can be arranged. If you are assessed as having ongoing support needs after this time, we will continue to help you. The service is available to anyone over 18 who is eligible for social care and would benefit from the service. 

Longer term support

You may be eligible for longer term support through the Continuing Healthcare package of care. Details can be found on the Continuing Healthcare page in the Related pages section.

How to get care at home?

If you're already receiving social care support you will need to speak to your social worker or care manager who will be able to advise you. If you haven't used social care before you can contact Adult Social Care for advice or to have your needs assessed. Please call Adult Social Care on 0113 222 4401 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).​​​​ If you are unable to use the telephone you can email us using the Contact us form on this page.

Click to expandComing home from hospital

You will be asked about your care needs just before you leave hospital so that the right support can be put in place to make sure you have a full and healthy recovery.  If you need support when you leave hospital you can discuss your options with a healthcare professional, staff on the ward or a hospital social worker.

You could receive healthcare services such as community nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy, primary care, mental health, sexual health or smoking cessation services from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (please use the Leeds Community Healthcare link below).

Information about how to access short and longer term support is available on this page.

If it is considered that long term care in a residential or nursing home best meets your needs, you can find out more by clicking on the Residential care link below.​

Leeds Community Healthcare

Residential care

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