We are listening to advice from the Government and Public Health England and are basing our response to the coronavirus on the best interests of everyone that is in contact with one of our services. This service currently remains running as normal.

More information can be found here.

Home Care (domiciliary care)

Our Home Care service - which is rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission - was established in 1994 to promote independent living.
 
The service enables older people and vulnerable adults in and around Worthing to lead better quality lives whilst remaining safe and comfortable in their own homes.
 
Our caring and professional Community Care Assistants can help with personal care, domestic help, emotional support and general assistance with other tasks, such as shopping, medication and mobility.

All our Community Care Assistant hold up-to-date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

"They are all very good and caring. I look forward to seeing them every day, in the morning and at night. It's nice and they make me a cup of tea, they even bring my milk in for me!" Violet, Home Care customer

How can we help you with home care?

We have three domiciliary care services based in Worthing, West Sussex that are designed to help you or a loved one retain independence:

  • Personal Care
  • Domestic Care
  • Help at Home (Subsidised Domestic Care)

Personal Care

Our Personal Home Care team are here to help with your daily personal tasks which have become too difficult or unsafe to do alone. We understand that staying at home is important. With the outstanding support our team provides, we endeavour to keep you enjoying a happy and fulfilling life whilst retaining control of your independence. Our Personal Home Care team will help you with tasks ranging from:

  • Getting you in and out of bed
  • Washing and bathing
  • Preparing snacks and meals
  • Assisting with medication
  • Personal care

Domestic Care

Our Domestic Home Care team provides help for independent people who want to live in the community but need a helping hand with housework, shopping and those little jobs which are difficult if you are not feeling well, or are frail and struggling with mobility. Our Domestic Home Care team will make your life easier by doing a range of tasks including:

  • Housework
  • Laundry tasks
  • Hoovering and cleaning
  • Changing bed covers 
  • Shopping for you or assisted/escorted shopping
  • Picking up a prescription

 “I really couldn’t exist without the help of Guild Care. All the carers are just marvellous. This is truly a lifeline service for me which I couldn’t do without.” Shirley, Home Care customer

Help at Home (Subsidised Domestic Care)

The Help at Home service is identical to our Domestic Care service except there is a maximum of two hours per week and the rates are halved, as it is subsidised for people who meet a certain criteria (see below).

Who can use the subsidised Help at Home service?

  • Help for the elderly (65+) or vulnerable people and living alone at home in West Sussex
  • This service is available to people on limited income, which is generally at, or below, £205 (couples £307) who are not in receipt of care funded by West Sussex County Council
  • Persons meeting the above criteria must also have savings/capital of less than £23,250 (this applies to single persons and those living as a couple)
  • Normally, you can receive up to a maximum of two hours of domestic help per week which can be taken in units of one hour on different days
  • The costs are £8.50 per hour, £12 for an hour and a half and £16 for two hours

Help at Home leaflet

For more details on how we can help you at home you can download the leaflet here. Alternatively, you can speak to someone in person using the details below.

Give us a call

If you need help choosing which Home Care service is best for your needs, or for more information, please call our friendly Customer Service Team on 01903 327327 or use our online form.

Other Home Care Services Available

Home From Hospital Advice and Support Transport Service
The Home from Hospital service helps people living in West Sussex to remain independent at home following a stay in hospital. The team provides practical support in regards to understanding and completing forms and paperwork. Connecting local people to our services with an affordable door-to-door service.