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Help to live at home

Most people want to remain independent and there any many types of services that can help you or someone you care for look after themselves at home.

You may feel that equipment in your home, such as grab rails, a falls detector or a medication reminder would help you manage a health condition and carry out daily tasks. Equipment and adaptations can help you live independently and reassure loved ones. Further information can be found in the Adaptations and equipment for your home page in the Related pages section.

If you need some short-term help and support after a stay in hospital or an accident then the reablement team can support your recovery at home. Community support services can help you with washing, dressing, going to bed and more tasks around the home. The community meals service can deliver food to you throughout the year if you feel everyday cooking can be a struggle.

The Leeds Directory contains the contact details of around 1,700 organisations that can help you with personal care, home repairs, shopping, housework and gardening. The directory includes plumbing, building, electrical and handy person services that have been vetted to give you extra piece of mind. A link to the Leeds Directory is available on this page.

If you're already receiving social care support you will need to speak to your 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 0113 222 4401.

You can find out further information about help to live at home by using the Related Pages section on this page.​ ​​​​