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Home care vs a care home: choosing the right care for you or your loved one

We understand that because there are so many care options to choose from, searching for the right care for you or a loved one can often be overwhelming. For many people, when they think of care they think residential care homes are their only option. However, it may be possible to stay in the comfort of your own home, with the support of our Wellbeing Support Workers.

Watch the video to hear about Joyce’s experience of home care.

Home care support is flexible, and whether you need multiple visits a day, long visits lasting all day or seven visits a week you can rest assured that you will be receiving high quality, personal care.

To discuss whether home care would be a good option for you or a loved one, please call us on 0191 313 0189. You can find out more about the type of support we can offer by visiting our What We Offer page.

Benefits of Home Care vs Care Home

  • High quality, one to one care
  • Personalised support
  • Familiar surroundings
  • Visits from friends and family anytime
  • Stay in your local community
  • Couples continue living together
  • Keep your pets with support to look after them
  • Companionship as well as practical care

If you are unsure about which type of care is best for you, contact us today to speak to a member of our team. If you would prefer to discuss your needs in person, you can book a free, initial conversation with one of our Trusted Assessors at a day and time that suits you. They can advise you on your care options, set your mind at ease, and talk about how we can support.

Talk to us to find out how we can support you

0191 313 0189


We’re open 7am - 10pm, 7 days a week.

01494 370 843


We’re open 7am - 10pm, 7 days a week

Or request a call back from one of our WellBeing Support experts via our contact form

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