Adult Social Care explained

Types of care

Social care is often broken down into two categories of short-term and long-term care:

  • Short-term care is time limited and only until the person no longer needs it. This is to reduce or prevent need for ongoing support.
  • Long-term care is for those with ongoing needs based either in the community or accommodation such as a nursing home.

We look at what you can do for yourself, or with the help from others or in the community, before looking at what we may be able to help with.