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Care at Home

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We want to help you live at home independently, safely and for as long as possible.

If you or a relative needs help at home, the first thing you need to do is call for an assessment. Many of these services are free but there are charges for some.

Care at Home is there to help if you have a disability, a chronic illness, a mental health illness or dementia.

We can provide help to ensure that you:

  • carry on living independently in your own home, rather than having to go into a residential home or a nursing home
  • we can provide an assessment of your need at home following your discharge from hospital to enable you to return home safely
  • your carer needs support to  enable you to carry on living at home.

After an assessment our home carers can help you with personal care and basic tasks around the home (known as non-personal care.) Personal care includes help with:

  • Showering
  • Dressing
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Getting up and going to bed
  • Using the toilet

Your service all depends on your needs. We will speak to you regularly to make sure you are getting the best service. Over time you may need less help or more help. By keeping in touch with you we can ensure that the service is adjusted to help you achieve your outcomes.

Home carers are either employed directly by Fife Health and Social Care Partnership or one of our partners and can be identified by an ID badge.

All of our home carers go through regular training. We work with NHS Fife, Police, Fire and Community Safety experts to train people in other skills such as continence, dementia care, palliative care and community safety awareness.

Social Work Enquiries
Tel: 03451 55 15 03

Emergency Out of Hours Social Work Services
Tel: 03451 550099
By Post: New City House 1 Edgar Street Dunfermline Fife KY12 7EP