Who does it help?
If you have an illness or a disability, you may need help to continue living at home. For example, you may need someone to come in and help with personal things like washing, dressing, shopping, cooking. Or you might need equipment to help with mobility or daily living tasks
These services can be provided by your local council:
Social services in England and Wales
The social work department in Scotland
The Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland.