Support for them

Are you worried about a friend or relative? Or are you already caring for someone and looking for help with their care? These pages take you through the conversations you might have and the options available when looking for support for someone else.

Support for them

Are you worried about a friend or relative? Or are you already caring for someone and looking for help with their care? These pages take you through the conversations you might have and the options available when looking for support for someone else.

If you’re worried about someone

These pages look at how to start a conversation with someone you’re worried about and how to think through the support they might need.

Starting a conversation about support

This guide has tips on approaching the topic of getting support sensitively and having a successful conversation.

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Thinking about the support they need

This page looks at common difficulties your might face when thinking about the support someone might needs, and how to overcome them.

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Getting help with their care

If you’re struggling to provide support on your own, these pages look at how to get help from family members and from the council.

Arranging support with family members

Looks at how to make family members aware that someone needs support and how to ask for help.

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Getting help from the council

Looks at how the council can support the person you care for and what the process of getting support looks like.

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What kind of support is available?

A quick introduction to your loved one’s support options, from home care and community transport to day centres and residential care.

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If things go wrong

These pages looks at what to do if you suspect the person you care for has been mistreated, or you want to make a complaint about their care.

What if they’re being mistreated?

This page sets out the different kinds of abuse, how to recognise it, and what to do if you think someone has been mistreated.

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Social care complaints

Outlines the process of making a complaint about social care services, with tips on how to put forward a strong case.

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Health care complaints

Outlines the process of making a complaint about health care services, with tips on how to put forward a strong case.

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