A care home is a place where people can live and have their care needs met by trained staff in homely surroundings. We contract for and provide a range of care homes.
A care home may be the answer for you if your care and support needs cannot be met at home or in supported housing. An assessment of your care needs is an important step in deciding if you need a care home or whether there are other ways of meeting your needs at home through extra home support, equipment or home adaptations.
If all the options that might assist you to stay in your own home have been considered and a care home is still the best option to meet your assessed care needs, the next step might be to find a suitable care home.
Your local social work office can help you to find a care home whether or not you plan to fund your own place. They will be able to provide you with a list of care homes that are suitable for your assessed needs and may also assist you in arranging a trial visit to a care home that you are considering.
Care homes are located across the city. Dependent on your assessment you may be offered a placement outwith your immediate area.
Further information on care homes can be obtained by contacting Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555.
You can access a care home if your needs can no longer be met at home. If you have a social worker then you should contact their office and ask for an assessment of your care needs. If you have never had social work assistance then you should contact Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555.
Even if you plan to arrange and pay for your own place in a care home, it is still a good idea to get an assessment of your care needs before contacting a care home.
All care homes charge different fees for staying there. The charge is based on your income rather than the amount of service that you receive. They can also charge for individual service. It is therefore important to check with them what their fees and charges are before agreeing to move there.
The following leaflet, A Guide to Paying for your care home [5Mb], provides more information on care home fees.