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Homecare is when you ask a care worker to visit you in your own home to help you with your personal care and some practical household tasks. This support can help you stay independent for as long as possible. You can arrange this yourself, or ask us to arrange support for you.

If you, or someone you care for, needs long term help to stay at home our Domiciliary Care Service can help with every day tasks. This help could include:

  • getting in out and out bed
  • bathing
  • dressing
  • feeding
  • extra support to help you live at home as independently as possible.

The service operates between 7am and 11pm. The team supports people who are assessed as needing help with a range of care needs. An overnight service is also available dependent on need.   

An assessment of your needs for adult social care will be carried out to see if you qualify for the service which will include details of cost.

Further advice

For independent advice on arranging personal care you can visit the Age UK website or contact the Gateshead branch.

The NHS also provide information and advice on arranging support in your own home. 

You can search for home care agencies in your area using the Care Quality Commission website.

View home care agencies commissioned by Gateshead Council

Contact Adult Social Care

There are many ways to contact the adult social care team, both online and over the phone.

We encourage people who can contact us online to do so, as it helps to free up phone lines for emergencies or for those who don't have access to or the skills to use computers.

Contact Adult Social Care

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