You have many care options if you are finding it difficult to manage in your own home.
A booklet called the Directory of Care Homes in Leeds lists all the approved types of care options (listed below) in Leeds and can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. If you prefer a hard copy you can pick one up from any one stop centre as well as some libraries and GP surgeries. Contact us on 0113 222 4401 and we will be happy to help you. An online version can be found on the Care Choices website link, on the right.
Below are the main types of care options, with the ones offering the most support at the end of the list.
Support at home
If you have mobility problems you could manage better in your own home with the help of adaptations and equipment.
There are a number of sheltered housing schemes available in Leeds. Sheltered accommodation is different from other housing as it is specifically for older people.
Extra care housing
Extra care housing offers older people independent living in a home of their own with the services on hand if they need them. It is usually well designed, accessible housing that enables people to stay independent and to self-care for longer. Housing management, care and support and domestic services are readily available in extra care housing. See the separate page for more details.
Residential care in Leeds
Accommodation services are available for older people, disabled people and people with mental health needs who are unable to live independently in their own home.
Nursing homes provide more medical care than residential homes, for people who have greater needs. In Leeds these are run independently from the council.