The law on care and support in England changed in April 2015. The Care Act will help make the care and support system more consistent across the country.
Care and support
Some adults need help to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. Many of us will need care and support at some point in our lives, and most people will pay at least something towards the cost of our care.
The new national changes are designed to help you plan for the future and put you more in control of the help you receive. Any decisions about your care and support will consider your wellbeing and what is important to you and your family, so you can stay healthy and remain independent for longer. You could benefit from the changes if you:
- receive care and support
- support someone as a carer
- are planning for future care and support.
What has changed?
Getting the right care and support for you
Decisions about the help you receive will consider your wellbeing and what is important to you and your family. For the first time, there is a national level of care and support needs that all councils consider when they assess what help they can give you.
If you currently receive care and support from us you do not need to take any action; your social worker will discuss any changes with you at your next review meeting.
If you have queries about your care and support, please contact your allocated social work team.
Deferred payment agreements
Deferred payment agreements which some councils in England currently offer, is available across the whole country. This means that you should not have to sell your homes in your lifetime to pay for your care.
If you decide to move to another area, we have to ensure there is no gap in your care when you move.
Support for carers
Caring for someone covers lots of different things which the person you care for is not able to do by themselves.
If this sounds like you, you may be able to get help so you can carry on caring and look after your own wellbeing. We can help you find the right support and may suggest you have a carer’s assessment.
Ring us on: 0116 454 1004