Support to stay at home
Equipment and adaptations to the home
If you are disabled or you are experiencing difficulty with daily living activities, specialist equipment and adaptations can help you to remain living independently and safely in your own home. We can provide help to private home owners and council tenants.
More information about equipment and adaptations
Telecare is a home safety and a personal security system to help people live independently within their own homes.
Telecare is a service for elderly or vulnerable people to call for help whenever it is needed using a trigger button or any of the other telecare sensors.
More information about Telecare
Help at home
Home care services are provided to enable people to live as independently as they can in their own home. Help can be provided with getting up and dressed and getting ready to go to bed, getting washed, and going to the toilet.
More information about home care
You can also use your direct payments to employ an agency worker or a personal assistant if you wish.
More information about direct payments and employing an agency worker or personal assistant
Home safety and security
A HandyVan fitter can install window locks, door locks, door chains, spy holes and other security features to reinforce your home against crime.
Humberside Fire and Rescue can also visit you to discuss dire safety in your home.
More information about home safety and security
There are a variety of housing options to suit your needs. These include adapting your current property, or options around re-housing to extra care housing, sheltered housing, housing associations, or adapted council properties.
More information about housing options for older or disabled people
Keeping warm at home
It is important that you keep warm when you are at home. Hull Warm Zone can advise you on what grants are available to you for them to make energy efficiency improvements to your home, such as cavity wall and loft insulation or installing central heating.
More information about energy efficiency grants
The Winter Fuel Payment is a tax free payment to help older people keep warm during winter. It is provided by the government to those who are eligible.
More information about Winter Fuel Payments on DirectGov (link opens in a new window)
If you are elderly or vulnerable and have no immediate family to support you or you are not physically capable of maintaining your garden(s) yourself, find out what support we can offer you.
More information about garden maintenance
If you feel that you need short-term help because of illness, or because you have suffered an injury, we may be able to offer you support to help you at home whilst you recover and regain your confidence.
More information about rehabilitation
Day care centres
There are a number of day care centres in Hull for older people or people with physical disabilities. Day care centres aim to improve health and well being, and promote activities to stimulate physical and mental health and fitness.
More information about day care centres
If you or your carer need a break from coping at home, a short respite care break may be helpful. Many residential homes offer short periods of respite care.
More information about respite care
Paying for care services and support
A personal budget is an amount of funding paid to you from adult social care which you can spend on the services and support you need to help you live more independently. You can use the money to buy services from the council, from other providers, or both.
More information about personal budgets
If you would like to take control of your support service instead of having it arranged for you, then direct payments may be for you. You can choose to take all or part of your personal budget to manage for yourself and arrange your own care services. The money you choose to use from your personal budget is called a direct payment.
More information about direct payments