Social care consists of services which support people with needs arising from illness, disability, the negative effects of aging or poverty. Social care can include domiciliary care, day centre provision, provision of equipment and housing options with varying levels of care.
Social care is under pressure from a reduction of funding and is not free at the point of use as is the case with NHS healthcare.
It is means tested and those who can will be expected to make a contribution. The council will carry out a financial assessment for those who need it.