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Personal hygiene

If you are starting to struggle with washing, dressing or laundry, you may need support to help you remain independent at home. 

Home care (sometimes known as personal care) organisations can provide this type of support for as little as a couple of hours a week, all the way to full-time.

Enter search terms such as 'bathing' or 'cleaning'  in the search box along with your postcode to find a list of organisations near you.

Equipment and adaptations

Bathroom aids, including things like shower seats or support rails, can be helpful if you are having trouble getting into or out of the bath or shower.

The home equipment finder can help you find aids you may need for your home. 

Aids to meet your needs may be purchased directly from a range of different companies.  Search ‘equipment’ to find a list of organisations and services that could help.

If you are struggling to access your bathroom or toilet an adaptation to your home could help. Surrey’s Adult Social Care web pages provide more information on adaptations and how a home improvement agency could support you.

Short term help at home

If you've just come out of hospital, or have had a period of illness, you may need a little extra support to get back on your feet. Surrey’s Adult Social Care Reablement Service could support you for as little as a couple of days up to a maximum of 6 weeks to help you relearn skills, regain confidence, or master new skills.