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19 Community care
If you or someone you know or look after finds it difficult to manage day-to-day living, you may be able to get help in the form of community care. This leaflet explains how to find out what help you may be able to get, and whether you will have to pay for it.
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Many of us will need a helping hand with everyday tasks at some point in our lives. You may have an impairment or illness, or you may look after a child or adult who cannot look after themselves. This may be someone who has a physical or learning disability, or someone who is elderly. Whoever they are, they may be able to get ‘community care’ - help that can include anything from meals on wheels to temporary or permanent stays in a residential home.
This leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Sue Bloomfield, a freelance consumer affairs writer.
The leaflets are regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.
Leaflet Version: August 2019