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Care and support for adults

Our new Your Life, Your Way website provides advice on:


  • how to get active and stay healthy to maintain your independence
  • live your life the way you want to, with specialist equipment and access to care appropriate to your current and future care needs
  • find out where to get the help you need, both in the community and within our specialist services

On our Your Life, Your Way website:

Staying independent

  • Stay active and healthy - learn how to keep active, eat well and look after yourself.

  • Remain in your own home - find out how to stay safe in your home and how to adapt it to suit your needs.

  • Equipment - find out what aids could you could use to help you to be more independent.

  • Lifeline and response service - our personal alarm service that gives you and your family peace of mind.

  • Going into hospital - get tips on how to prepare.

  • Shared lives - learn about living with a shared lives carer.

Learn more about staying independent

Accessing adult care

  • Adult care and support - what help is available and what you may need to pay towards your care.

  • Accessing care and support - learn about needs assessments, care and support plans, financial assessments and personal budgets.

  • Self-funding - find out about funding long-term care yourself, arranging care as a self-funder, deferred payment agreements and care home 'top ups'.

  • Moving to adult social care - learn what happens when your support changes from children's services to adult services

  • Getting help while in prison - how to access support while in prison and when you leave

  • End of life care - plan for the end of your life, including where you will live, how you are cared for, creating a will and power of attorney.

Find out how to access adult care

Caring for someone

  • Adult carers - learn how to access support and look after yourself.

  • Younger carers - help and guidance to support you while you carry out this important role.

  • Shared lives carers - find out how you can help change the life of an adult with a care need and how to apply.

Get help while caring for someone

Local services and activities

  • Local groups and activities - Search for opportunities to socialise, keep fit and improve your wellbeing.

  • Local community and care services - Find sheltered, supported and extra care housing, care homes and day opportunities in the East Riding.

Find services and activities

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