Cumbria Care - finding the right care and support

Finding the right care and support opens opportunities to embrace and enjoy living in later life. Whether you are looking for yourself or a loved one, looking for care can be a very difficult and emotional time but understanding all the options available to you helps to make that decision easier. 

The best support allows you to stay firmly in control, with complete freedom and independence to live the life you choose. There are a number of options depending on the level of support you need and your preferences.

Make time to research your choice, visit if possible, speak to others who have experienced the care available and read independent reviews and ratings - including any reports by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) this is the government organisation that oversees all care providers .

In Cumbria there are a wide range of options available to meet your needs whether you just want help nearby or if you need help with daily living. Learn more:

Residential care provides a really safe and welcoming environment with care and support always nearby. Specially designed rooms and facilities help you to receive the care you need and you are joining a community with lots of social opportunities. 

Extra Care Housing means you can have your own front door while living in an active community with the opportunity to socialise. You can also be assured that care and support is always on hand if you need it. 

Many people want to stay in their own homes as they grow older but may need a little support to maintain their independence. Home care provides that flexible support to assist you to remain at home with the care you need.

Day Care Services can provide a sociable environment with care and support available as well as the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities.

A less traditional approach to care and support, you would live with a family in their home, receiving assistance from them as required and staying connected to a community with their support. 

Offering a short-term care solution, this option can be great for those who need care for a short period of time or to help families to have a break from caring responsibilities.