Many people find adult social care and support daunting. We want to make it simple, clear and easy to understand.
Our aim is to help you stay active, healthy and independent in your own home for as long as possible.
We'll give you the right information, advice and support so that you can make your own choices and decide what works best for you.
If you need more support or have complex needs, Suffolk County Council may be able to provide social care.
Self-assess your care and support needs
Start by using our online self-assessment to find out about:
- what care or support needs you have
- equipment and services that could help you stay at home for longer
- community groups, clubs and activities to help maintain your health and independence
- whether you're eligible for financial support from the council towards any care costs
- how to request social care support if you need it
The self-assessment only takes about 10 minutes.
Find support to live independently yourself
Living independently at home
You can use our website to look for information to help you live independently at home.
Most people want to have control over their lives, and stay in their own home as long as possible.
You can find information on suffolk.gov.uk about things that could help you, such as:
- personal assistants
Find out more about help to stay at home.
Staying healthy, social and independent
Keeping fit, active and sociable in your community can help you remain independent, and delay the need for social care.
You can use our community directory to find:
- social groups
- coffee mornings
- lunch clubs
- health and fitness activities
Find out more about support in your area.
Plan for your care needs
Planning is important so that everyone is prepared for the unexpected, and you always receive the best support.
You might be planning for your future care needs. Or perhaps you're exploring care options on behalf of someone else.
If you care for someone, we can tell you what help and support you can get.
Contacting adult social care
We encourage people in Suffolk to find help and support themselves wherever possible. Most people can usually find what they need online quicker and easier than contacting us.
If you need to contact us, please use webchat. You'll get a faster response than using the phone. It also saves the council money we can spend on providing care for people that need it.
Find out about how to contact adult social care services.