Care homes, Information for carers, and home care

Information on what we provide, how we support you, and how to access support for those that need it, including carers through assessment.

'Care and support is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have.

It can include help with things like getting out of bed, washing, dressing, getting to work, cooking meals, eating, seeing friends, caring for families and being part of the community.

It might also include emotional support at a time of difficulty and stress, helping people who are caring for an adult family member or friend or even giving others a lift to a social event.

Care and support includes the help given by family and friends, as well as any provided by the council or other organisations.

All pages in this section

Help to live independently

Suffolk InfoLink is a website with information and advice about local services to help you live independently

What is a carer and how to get help

Information for people who care for another and what support may be available for them and those they care for

Home care

Information about home care services in Suffolk, for people living at home who have personal care and other support needs


How you can be supported to have your say, express your views and be heard

Assessment and eligibility

Information on how to access care and support to help you or those you care for

Transition to adult care and support

Information to help if you are moving from children's to adult care and support services.


Homeshield is a scheme to promote and support the health, well-being and safety of potentially vulnerable people within their own homes.

Occupational therapy

How Occupational Therapy can help you remain independent and maintain daily living

Social care in hospital

How our teams in hospital can advise, support and help plan for discharge

Mental health

Where to find help if you are worried about your own, or someone else's, mental health

Care homes in Suffolk

Care home advice and information

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