Does anyone know of a council providing this service in England? We know Age UK offer this service privately having used them before. However our relative has no funds to do this on a private basis. Following our sham MDT meeting yesterday where we were refused continuing care, the council have come back to us with 'an offer of care'. Despite all the evidence that a care home is not suitable for our relatives needs, and in fact will lead to his early death due to how he cannot deal with institutionalized environments, the council consider it is in his best interest to only offer a care home place. They will not consider a sitter/sleeper service in his home as in their words this is unheard of. Does anyone know differently do i can go back to them? It seems incredible that government policy is all focused around independent living and keeping people in their own homes, but the NHS and councils won't entertain this. Maybe due to all the layers of bureaucracy they didn't get the memo?