Are you finding it difficult to cope at home?
There are lots of ways to make life easier at home, help you stay independent and might help you stay where you are. These include adaptations, equipment, assistive technology, home support and other care services.
Visit the Living at home section.
Alternatively you can get help to move to another home – see the Care homes and housing options pages of the website.
What options are there for housing and accommodation?
If you are considering living somewhere different there are a number of options that you might like to consider.
Visit the Care homes and housing options pages of the website.
How do I find out about care homes in Camden?
How do I choose a care home?
There will be many factors that you should consider when choosing a care home including:
- Quality of care – all care homes must be registered with the Care Quality Commissioning (CQC). They check these organisations are meeting government standards. Find the latest inspection reports on the CQC website.
- Experiences of others – the NHS choices website includes the option of leaving comments and star ratings – see what others have said about their experience and add your own.
- Location – if it is near to family and friends
Cost - see the ‘paying or a care home’ section below
How do I know a care home is ok?
The Care Quality Commission (CQC)
CQC monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet standards of quality and safety and then publish what they find, including performance ratings to help people choose care.
Paying for a care home
Care home charges
Link to care home page ‘how much it costs’ (new page)
Worried about someone
If you are concerned about the way you are being treated, or witness or suspect abuse or neglect please tell someone:
If you are concerned that a vulnerable person living in Camden is being abused you should report the abuse:
If someone is injured or in immediate danger please dial 999.
- For advice or more information, you can call the Access and Response team on 020 7974 4000 (option 1), out of hours service is 020 7974 4444
- Or, you can contact the Camden Police Community Safety Unit on 020 8733 6443
You may also be interested to learn about the national Dignity in Care campaign.
What is continuing health care funding?
NHS continuing healthcare is free care for people who have significant and ongoing health care needs. It’s often referred to as CHC funding