Most people want to stay living in their own homes for as long as possible. Your own home can often feel like the best place because you may have family and friends who live with you or nearby and you are in a familiar environment. However, for many different reasons, a care home can offer the best environment.
All care homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC carries out regular inspections of care homes to see if they meet the essential standards of quality and safety and publish what they find.
Choosing a Care Home
Choosing a care home can feel like a daunting decision.
Age UK offers a wide range of advice including tips on how to find a good care home and advice on funding.
The Care Home Advisor website also provides a search facility for finding care homes in your local area.
You'll also find useful information on the Surrey Information Point - Housing and Accommodation website.
Supporting Care Homes across Surrey Heartlands
Further information about the work happening to support Care Home staff is available on the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership website.
Social prescribing - sometimes referred to as community referral - is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other health and care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Their health is affected by a wide range of social, economic and environmental factors including employment, housing, debt, social isolation and culture. These factors do not respond to traditional health interventions.
Find out more on our Social Prescribing webpage.