There are a few options available to you if you feel you need more support at home.
1. Check what help is available in your local area.
Suffolk Infolink has details of hundreds of organisations in your area who may be able to give you help, advice, and support.
2. Talk to family and friends
Have a chat with friends and family to see if there is anything they would be happy to do to help.
3. Have a chat with us
Contact Customer First - They will have a conversation with you about what is working in your life at the moment and what you are worried about.
There are a few things that might be done next depending on what you’ve told us. We might recommend an Occupational Therapy visit to see if there are equipment and small adaptations to your home, for example grab rails, that could help. There are also short and longer term support options that you might be eligible for. All of these would require an assessment.
Assessments are free however, people who have long term care and support in their own home organised by us may have to pay a weekly charge depending on their income and savings. There are also charges for residential and nursing care, but these charges are worked out in a different way from charges for care at home. For details see A guide to paying for care in Suffolk 2017/2018 and our care cost calculator