The care sector is a valued partner in the delivery system for adult health and social care. The regulated care sector includes care at home, residential care and care homes with nursing.

Care at home

This is personal care provided to people who are unable to provide it for themselves, because of old age, illness or disability. Provided in their home or the place where they are living at the time, this also includes personal care provided by a domiciliary care agency.

Residential care homes

These offer care and support both day and night.  Staff assist with personal care, bathing, support at mealtimes, moving around and accessing the toilet.

Care homes with nursing

These generally offer the same type of care and support as Residential Care Homes, but with the addition of twenty four hour Registered Nursing support.

If you or your relative have been assessed as needing nursing care, then the NHS will pay a contribution towards your care.  This is known as Funded Nursing Care. For more information about this please click here.

Some people may be eligible for Continuing Healthcare Funding if they are assessed as having a primary health need. For more information on this please click here.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. Their role is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage them to improve.

To find out more information about how the CQC monitor, inspect and regulate care homes please click here.

Find a care provider

If you are looking for a care home for a relative, information can be found regarding individual care homes on the CQC website here.

The FYi Directory also has an extensive list of local care providers to aid your search.

More information

To view information from Blackpool Council relating to residential and nursing care homes please click here.