Care and Carers
You can find useful information for carers, including advice on benefits, employment and care homes, on the Government website gov.uk.
There are a number of ways you can get help with living independently at home and getting your home adapted to suit your needs, whether it is short term following an illness, accident or spell in hospital, or longer term for elderly or disabled people.
Care homes provide 24 hour care services including support with all personal care. Information on where the care homes are in Argyll and Bute, how to get in touch, what services they provide and the charges is available on the Care Homes information page.
We can provide or arrange care at home services for people who need assistance with activities of daily living that will enable them to remain in their own home.
You can find out more information about the types of services that can be provided and how to access them on the Care at Home Services page.
The Telecare Alarm Service is available to any Argyll & Bute resident who is assessed as being at risk in their home due to age and / or disability and / or social circumstances. The Telecare service provides a full time alarm service in your home, as well as other sensors such as smoke, heat and flood detectors, and other aids and adaptations to ensure you can stay safely in your home.
Care Information Scotland is a telephone and online service available in Scotland for people seeking information about community care services for older people. The helpline is available on 08456 001 001 between 8 am and 10 pm, 7 days a week.