London Borough of Croydon

Adult social care guidance services & information

  • Mental capacity

    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. 

  • Disabilities

    Care, support and advice for people who have, or care for someone who has a disability.

  • Mental health

    Mental health care, support and advice for adults.

  • Sheltered housing and extra care

    The application process for sheltered housing and extra care housing for older people.

  • Autism

    Care, support and advice for people who have, or care for someone who has, autism.

  • Getting around

    Blue badge parking permits, freedom pass for older people, disabled persons freedom pass, taxicard and shop mobility schemes.

  • Living in or providing a family environment

    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.

  • Sensory impairment

    Care, support and advice for people who have, or care for someone who has hearing or sight disabilities.

  • Care at home

    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.

  • Aids adaptations and equipment

    Information and advice on the purchase and loan of specialist equipment to help people with physical or sensory disability manage at home. 

  • Being a personal assistant for care

    A personal assistant for care is someone who is employed to provide some of the personal and domestic everyday support needed to help people to lead an independent personal and social life at home.

  • Employing a personal assistant for care

    Many people have their care and support needs met by employing a personal assistant for care who can support them in a wide range of ways.

  • Meals

    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.

  • Moving into a care home

    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.

  • Being a carer

    Information and advice to help carers make more choices for themselves, have more control over their lives and their own health and well-being.

  • Respite

    Information and advice for arranging respite (replacement care for the person you care for) privately, through friends and family or via the council.