COVID-19 rates in Stockton-on-Tees are very high so the Government has named it, along with the rest of the North East, an Enhanced Response Area. Find out more on our Enhanced Response Area page.
For general Coronavirus information including disruptions to Council services or how to book a COVID-19 test visit www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus.
The Independent Living Team provides services and support to help people remain living independently for longer.
In these pages you will find information about all the services available in the Borough to help you live safely and independently in your own home.
You will also find a variety support services which aim to help people stay in their own home on the Stockton Information Directory.
Help with everyday needs
If you think you need help with your everyday needs to help you to live independently, then the first thing to do is to get in touch with the First Contact Team for an assessment.
They will complete a referral form on your behalf and forward your request to the community care assessment team who will then visit you to assess your needs and recommend the best solution. A home carer can assist with a wide variety of daily living tasks, including personal care and household tasks such as dressing, washing, getting to the toilet, preparing meals, supervising medications, doing laundry and shopping.
Contact First Contact for an Assessment
You can request an assessment by contacting the First Contact Team in the following ways.
Telephone: 01642 527764
Fax: 01642 527756
Minicom: 01642 527769
Email: [email protected]
Paying for Adult Care Services
Depending on your financial circumstances there may be a charge for home carer service. However, some people may be eligible for a personal budget to purchase their own service. The Community Care Assessment team can provide information about this.
There are a number of organisations that deliver meals to people who have difficulty shopping, getting food home or cooking for themselves.
- Royal Voluntary Service Meals care deliver over six million meals a year to people.
- Wiltshire Farm Foods - Home Delivery is the UK’s leading meals delivery service. Their meals are prepared in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, frozen the moment they are cooked, and delivered across the UK & Northern Ireland through a network of local outlets. They can offer the perfect way for you or a relative to eat well, without having to worry about long trips to the supermarket, preparing food, or managing boiling pots and pans.
Stockton Information Directory
The Stockton Information Directory provides information and advice on a range of services and opportunities for adults across the borough of Stockton. The wide range of services include information and advice on where local groups or leisure activities are taking place, what help you can get to remain in your own home as well as housing and care home information, and much more.