Find out what support is available to help you live independently in your own home through the Your Life Doncaster website, how to apply for a Blue Badge, find a care home, apply for home alarms and telecare services and more.
Shared Lives sees trained carers allow people with various disabilities, mental health issues and/or dementia to move in to their home and become part of their family life.
Find out ways to help you or someone you care for to stay in their own home.
SMILE (Supportive Multi-Ability Inter-Generational Life Experiences) provides day activities and projects for older people, adults with learning disabilities, autism and individuals who require specialist support.
A care home provides support, care and accommodation for elderly people unable to live independently.
A deprivation of liberty can be authorised by the Supervisory Body. In Doncaster, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) acts as the Supervisory Body and has overall management of the DoLS process. The role involves considering requests for authorisations, commissioning assessments to be undertaken, and where all assessments determine a deprivation of liberty is occurring; authorising this.
The Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DoLS) were introduced in 2009 to provide legal protection for vulnerable people who are, or may become, deprived of their liberty in a hospital or care home.
Extra care housing provides 24-hour support for older people who want to remain independent or can no longer live in their own homes.
Council Tax assumes two adults (aged 18 and over) are living in your property but in some circumstances you may be entitled to a reduction.
In Doncaster there are at least 33,364 unpaid carers who play a vital role in the provision of health and social care to friends and relatives. We recognise that often unpaid carers are providing this care alongside their traditional paid employment.