- Adult social care
- Adult Safeguarding
- Advocacy services
- Dementia information and advice
- Am I eligible for adult social care support?
- British Sign Language videos
- Extra care housing
- Health and wellbeing
- Leaflets and publications
- Local Account
- Maintaining your independence
- Care homes
- Charter for Older People
- Elearning for care workers
- Plymouth Online Directory (POD)
- Putting carers first in Plymouth
- Putting people first in Plymouth
- Co-operative commissioning
- Support for people with learning disabilities
- From school to adulthood
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Adult social care
Adult social care is about supporting and assisting people who cannot manage alone due to severe illness, frailty, disability or vulnerability. It enables people to live as independently as possible in their own homes or with their family or friends.
Most adult social care is provided by family, friends and neighbours. We work with other organisations and individuals to ensure that those people in need of adult social care services and their carers are identified, given relevant information and then supported in the most appropriate cost effective way.
Many people's involvement with us will be brief, caused by an accident or temporary incapacity. For some there will be more extended or even permanent periods of vulnerability requiring longer term support. However, only a minority will require ongoing professional support.
To access more information and understand more about services available please use the left hand links.
We also produce a range of leaflets and publications which you may find useful.