What is care and support?
Care and support is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like:
- accessing food, preparing and eating meals.
- washing and support to launder clothes,
- getting dressed and being appropriately dressed. For example, able to dress appropriately to attend work,
- moving around the home safely,
- maintaining and cleaning the home,
- maintaining and developing relationships with family and friends,
- making use of the local community, including public transport, and leisure activities, facilities or services,
- accessing and engaging in work, training, education or volunteering,
- caring for a child.
It also might include emotional support during a difficult time or helping you if you are caring for a family member or friend.
Care and support includes the help given by family and friends, as well as any provided within the community or by other organisations. It also includes any help provided by Birmingham City Council.
You may have to pay towards some social care or support services. For further information on this please see the Money and Legal Matters section of this website.