Hackney iCare

Care homes

This section provides information about residential, nursing and other types of care homes.

You can search on the left for organisations that provide care and support to people who need them in Hackney.

A care home provides accommodation, meals and personal care for older people, people with disabilities, or people who are unable to manage at home, for whatever reason. Care homes provide long term care. You can also stay at a care home for a short while if recovering from an injury or illness, or for a short break.

Level of care

The level of care varies from home to home, but the Government defines it as the kind of care you would receive from a competent and caring relative. This includes:

  • help with eating
  • washing
  • bathing
  • dressing and toilet needs
  • caring for you if you become ill.

Residential care does not include nursing care. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects all registered care homes and writes a report on what they find.

Needs assessment

The decision to recommend a residential or nursing home will only be made after a needs assessments. If nursing home care is recommended, then the local health authority also has to agree to this.

You can also consider homes in other local authority areas if your needs will be better met there.

Self-referral

A self-referral gives you the choice to assess your own care needs or carry out a referral on behalf of someone else.

Choosing a home

When choosing a home, it is important to make sure that you choose one that will be right for you both now and in the future. You can get advice and information to help you make this important decision from:

  • your social worker or care manager
  • a district nurse
  • a health visitor
  • your family doctor

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are regulators of health and adult social care in England, including care homes.

Search for a care home and view details published by the CQC about a service

Search for a care home

Below is a link with further details of Care Homes outside of the London Borough Of Hackney. Please visit the CQC website to view their current ratings.

Care Homes outside of London Borough of Hackney (XLS)

Paying for your stay in a home

The majority of people will have to pay something towards the cost of their stay, a sum that is calculated using Department of Health guidelines. Some people may fund their stay with no financial assistance from the Council - this is self funding.

Our financial arrangements for your stay in a residential care home guide (PDF) will give you a better understanding of the financial aspect of residential or nursing care homes.

Financial assessment

For an assessment, please complete and submit the finanical assessment form for residential and nursing care (PDF)

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