Help to live at home

Staying independent is the best way to stay healthy whether you have care needs, a disability or need support into older age.

Most people prefer to stay in their own home and with access to local services, adaptations and extra help. This is often possible.

Our directory of local services My Life Warrington provides a wide range of information about services that are set up to support you to live at home. Some of the types of services that are included in the directory are: 

  • Help with washing, dressing and toileting needs (personal care)
  • Help with cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry and other household tasks
  • Gardening and handyperson services
  • Daytime and social activities
  • Equipment, adaptations and technology to make living at home easier

The Warrington Wellbeing Team can also provide one-to-one information and advice to help you to manage your own health and wellbeing.

Social care assessment and eligibility for services

Many people arrange and pay for their own services. However, you may be eligible for help with arranging and funding your care and support.

The council can look at helping to fund your care, usually when you have assets less than £23,250. You may still be required to contribute towards the cost of your care and support, but may not have to pay for all of it.

Find out how much you may have to pay

Our online calculator can help you to find out how much you may need to pay towards your care based on your income, savings and expenses.

Find out how much you may have to pay for your care: Start the online calculator

To request a needs assessment, you can contact the Adult Social Care First Response Team on 01925 443322 or send us a message at We aim to reply to all emails within two working days.

More useful information:

NHS Choices Guide to Care and Support 
For information about how the care system works and your rights and entitlements to social care

Care Quality Commission
For information about care standards and to help you find, choose and compare services

Strengths based approach
A short video explaining how focusing on a person’s skills, abilities and experiences can increase independence and improve health and wellbeing