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 and support for residents

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.

Vaccinations for care staff

Bromley has rolled out Covid-19 vaccinations to all staff that work in care to help protect people who are more vulnerable to the virus and to keep staff safe. Queries about this vaccination programme for care staff should be addressed to

Visiting people in care settings

We are only too aware of the importance of maintaining the all-important link between relatives and residents, especially for those with Alzheimer’s.

Some care homes have introduced newsletters to keep in touch. Many visits during the summer took place in gardens; now some are looking at how they might use conservatories or set up special rooms that can be used for visits during the colder months.

Speak to your care home about any specific requirements. Most homes are open to suggestions and all are doing their very best to accommodate special needs within the wider rules for visiting. Of course, they may not be able to comply fully with every request as working to keep residents, visitors and staff safe has to be the overriding priority at this time.

Read our short guide to visiting people in care settings.

Government guidance to support safe care home visits.