You may be able to get some help carrying out basic chores in your home if you’re elderly or vulnerable. This help is provided through Social Services so you’ll need to speak to your doctor or social worker before you can get help.
Residential or nursing homes are also known as care homes. These are usually for older people. AgeNI can provide advice to people who want to know more about finding a care home and can explain what you can do if you have any problems regarding a care home.
People who can't manage independently in their own homes might want to apply for sheltered or supported housing. These are two different options. Sheltered housing allows residents independence but provides on site support and assistance. Supported housing can be a good option for people who need extra help with day to day tasks. The level of support you'll get is usually dependent on your particular care needs.
Talk to someone if you haven't got anywhere safe to stay. Social Services can help you if you are under 18 and don't have anywhere safe to live. The Housing Executive may be able to help if you are over 18.
Speak to our advisers if you have any questions or you're worried about talking to these services. We can explain your rights.