Help for adults

At some point in our lives most of us will need help with an aspect of everyday living. we provide information and advice should someone you know need help due to illness, age or disability, to help them keep their independence.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Advice for people at high risk from coronavirus (shielding) Including the latest advice for those who have been shielding

Support for care homes

We are supporting care homes during Covid-19 with financial help, guidance and advice, as well as supplying PPE. In collaboration with SE London Clinical Commissioning Group and the Bromleag GP Practice, staff and residents in homes registered with the practice have been tested for Covid-19 with appropriate advice given.

As part of the adult social care action plan, the government asked local authorities to provide an update about how we are supporting local care homes.  Read our response and view the care home support return.

Visiting people in care settings

Our first priority continues to be to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission in care homes and prevent future outbreaks, to ensure the health and safety of both care workers and residents.

We understand the challenges which care homes, as distinct from other health and care settings, face in safeguarding their residents from infection, and the particular risks of outbreaks of infection in care homes.

We recognise that lockdown has been difficult for many residents and families, and that visits are important for all those in care settings.

Read our short guide to visiting people in care settings.