Health and medical information - residential care
Residential and Nursing Care for Older People
The council operates residential homes for older people who have been assessed as no longer able to manage in their own home. Alternatively, a place may be purchased in a private or voluntary residential home or nursing home. If you need help to pay for long-term residential care, you should normally approach your local social work centre to arrange an assessment (see list below). People who plan to pay fully for their care can apply directly to nursing homes.
Residential Care Units for Children & Young People
The council runs units to provide residential care for young people who cannot remain at home. Young people are only placed in residential care following an assessment by a social worker, and often after a children's hearing decides that a child should be cared for away from home by the council.
Please contact one of these social work centres for further information:
Livingston Social Work Centre
New Cheviot House
Tel. 01506 282252
Bathgate Social Work Centre
69 Whitburn Road
Tel. 01506 776700
Broxburn Social Work Centre
Strathbrock Partnership Centre
189a West Main Street
Tel. 01506 775666