NHS social care and support guide

If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, a new NHS guide explains your options and where you can get support.

The social care and support guide is available on the NHS website.  It contains information for people who might need social care, their families and carers, to help them understand their options and to access services.  

Topics include:

  • Introduction to care and support
  • Help from social services and charities
  • Care services, equipment and care homes
  • Money, work and benefits
  • Care after a hospital stay
  • Support and benefits for carers
  • Practical tips if you care for someone
  • Caring for young people and children
  • Making decisions for someone else

Visit the social care and support guide pages at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/