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Care at home

Care in your own home is available to people who require assistance with daily living tasks such as washing, dressing or household chores.

You may want (or need) to receive care at home support because you're frail, may have severe learning disabilities, have mental health needs or a physical disability.Not everyone has family or friends to care for them at home and many would rather not ask family or friends for help. One alternative is to pay for a home care provider.

Care at home can help you to develop confidence and possibly regain skills to increase your independence and let you live in your own home.

The first step is usually to apply for help and we can come up with solutions but you can organise care yourself.

Paying for home care

Care at home may be funded as part of a support package after a care assessment but some services may have to be paid for. Any charges (if you have to pay) will depend on your financial situation.

You should confirm costs with your chosen care provider if you are organising and paying for services yourself. The costs will depend on the type of support you need.

Find out more about paying for care

Approved providers

There are lots of things to consider when you're choosing a care provider such as location, contracts and fees, availability and services. You should:

We work with a number of home care providers right across the region.

Contact details

1st Homecare

Flexible support for people with an illness or disability who want the independence to continue living in their own homes.

Call 01387 245400

Annandale Bed and Bath Service

Specialist home care for the elderly in Moffat, Lockerbie and surrounding areas.

Call 01683 222896

Affinity Trust

Innovative support for people with learning disabilities and complex needs.

Call 01292 292922

Beyond Limits

Personalised support for people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and other support needs.

Call 01752 546 449

Brothers of Charity

Offering people with learning disabilities care and support in their own homes and local communities.

Call 01896 661200

Community Integrated Care

Supporting adults with learning difficulties in their own homes.

Call 0845 543 9911

Corsewall Homecare Services

Care and support to people in the Stranraer area to enable people to remain in their own homes for longer.

Call 01776 705710

Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme

Extensive support with daily living tasks for all ages of people in Newton Stewart and the Machars.

Call 01988 402003

Dumfries Supported Living

Supported living service for individuals with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health diagnosis and autism in Dumfries.

Call 01387 406710

Guardian Response

Home care and emergency responding service in Dumfries, Annan and surrounding areas.

Call 01387 406401 / 259449 

JPM Community Care Services

Ensuring a safe and secure environment in which people can retain their independence at home.

Call 01576 205641


Support for people with disabilities and long term conditions to live full lives in their own homes and communities.

Call 01387 247466

Mears Care

Flexible care for older and disabled people who would like to continue living in their own homes.

Call 01671 401188

Rainbow Care Services

Care and support to adults at all stages in their lives to give them choice and freedom.

Call 01556 502033

Social Care Alba

A personalised package of support for people with a range of needs.

Call 0131 285 1606

Stewartry Care

Personalised flexible care and support across the region enabling people to remain in their homes and community.

Call 01556 504699 

Stranraer Skills Station

Support with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, medication, overnight support, and light household duties within your own home in the Stranraer area.

Call 01776 704556

All care providers are regularly inspected by the Care Inspectorate to make sure that they meet the national care standards. The inspection reports which show how the services were graded are published so that you can find out what quality of care you can expect: 

Search care inspection reports

Further information

Call 030 33 33 3001 or visit a Social Work office to find out more about the support we can provide as well as other local care services.

Page last updated: 02/02/2018
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