Guidance about... services & information
Mental capacity is the ability to make your own decisions. If you lose mental capacity the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) protects you and your rights. This section explains mental capacity and how the MCA works.
Care, support and advice for people who have, or care for someone who has a disability.
Blue badge parking permits, freedom pass for older people, disabled persons freedom pass, taxicard and shop mobility schemes.
Care, support and advice for adults with mental health problems.
The application process for sheltered housing and extra care housing for older people.
Care, support and advice for people who have, or care for someone who has autism.
As a Shared Lives carer you would open your home to an adults who need support to live as independently as possible within their community. With Croydon lodgings you share your home with a young adult and their family for a short- to medium-term.
Care in your own home is offered to people who require assistance with personal care such as washing or dressing, or other practical daily tasks such as help with domestic chores like cooking and cleaning, or in some instances, help in managing finances.
Information and advice on the purchase and loan of specialist equipment to help people with physical or sensory disability manage at home.
'Meals on wheels' is a home delivery service of hot meals. It is designed to help maintain the independence of people who have problems cooking for themselves.
There are over 140 care homes in Croydon run by a variety of organisations, including private companies, voluntary organisations and under contract from Croydon Council.
Care, support and advice for people who have, or care for someone who has hearing and sight disabilities.
Information and advice to help carers make more choices for themselves, have more control over their lives and their own health and well-being.
Information and advice for arranging respite (replacement care for the person you care for) privately, through friends and family or via the council.