Adult Social Care Services
Social care services for adults and their carers
Adults and Communities provides social care services for adults over the age of 18.
Easy to find information and advice about adult social care
Information on a whole host of free or low-cost services for carers and the adults they care for – from the council, NHS and voluntary sector – is now available on one easy-to-use website.
The My Care in Birmingham website, managed by the council, leads you to the information you need, including support with living at home, being a carer, getting out and about in your local community, and keeping healthy, well and safe.
The website is free to use and you don’t need to register, you simply click on the topics you are interested in to find out more.
There is lots of useful information and advice there, plus links to other websites and contact details for everything from support groups to help with housework.
To see the website, visit www.mycareinbirmingham.org.uk
For providers - if you would like to advertise your goods and services to the citizens of birmingham please email MCIBMarketplace@birmingham.gov.uk or read this document for further information on how to do so.
In the services we provide, we are committed to the four quality statements (domains) in the new Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework. These four domains replace the 7 outcomes for adult social care.
The Adults and Communities Annual Performance Report 2011 - 2012 is available at the end of this page.
Adults and Communiities, in partnership with the Service User-led Quality Board for Assessment and Support Planning have signed up to the Think Personal, Act Local 'Making it Real' programme. You can find out more on this page.
To find out more about our services, please use the links below or use the menu on the left of this page. To find out about the 4 domains and how personalisation is changing the way we provide adult social care services, please see the Did You Know? page.
The social care services provided by Birmingham City Council are inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Go straight to:
- Contact us
Contact details for our social care services
- How to get adult social care services
Getting an assessment and finding out if you are eligible for social care services
- Comments, compliments and complaints
Have your say on our services, by contacting the Customer Care and Citizen Involvement Team
- Direct payments
Money we can give you to buy the support you need
- Information leaflets
Leaflets about our services, including 'easy to read' leaflets, to read on screen or download and print
Adult social care services
Information and support if you look after someone who uses adult social care services
- Learning disabilities
An easy to read page about social care for adults with a learning disability
- Mental health
Support for adults with mental health difficulties, in the community and in residential care
- Older people
Social care for people in Birmingham aged 65 or over
- Physical disabilities
Social care for adults with a physical disability, including those with sensory impairment (deaf or hard of hearing or blind or partially sighted)
Services for all adults:
- Adult safeguarding
Protecting vulnerable adults at risk of abuse and information about the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which aims to protect people who cannot make decisions for themselves.
- Appointee and Court Deputy
Looking after the financial affairs of people whose illness or disability makes it difficult for them to do it themselves
- Blue Badge scheme
Help with parking for people with a severe walking disability
- Funeral arrangements
Arranging funerals when there is no one else able or willing to do it
- HIV team
Support for people affected by HIV
- Home care
Practical support and personal care for people living in their own homes
- Meals on wheels
Delivering frozen or hot meals to your home
- Protection of Property
Taking care of the belongings of someone who has had to go into a care home or hospital
Did You Know?
How we are changing to a more personal approach to care
Birmingham Care Development Agency
Learning and development for adult social care workers
Leaflets and documents
If you would like copies of our leaflets and forms in another language, in large print, in Braille or on audio tape, MP3 or CD, please phone us on 0121 464 3123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.