You are still entitled to apply for an assessment of your care and support needs. We can look at your needs and identify services which can support you.
We can also support you with the following –
Advice, information and advocacy
Connect to support and the local authorities Adult Services team can give you comprehensive advice, information and guidance about care and support services and what is available to you.
They can inform you of independent advocates available to help you in key processes such as assessment and care planning.
Link to the Advocacy page (Speaking on someone’s behalf)
If you have a Carer, they are entitled to request a free assessment to find out what support, information or advice they can receive from us.
Link to carers page
You may be entitled to a time limited service to get you back on your feet after a period of illness or a hospital stay.
This time limited period is funded by the NHS so you will not be charged for the first six weeks of the service, but you will need to pay for any subsequent care and support after this.
Link to active recovery page (when completed)
Telecare gives you support in your own home and helps you to remain independent. It is an alarm and monitoring service which allows you to call for help and assistance when needed.
Link to Telecare page
Care in a residential or nursing home
If you are a self-funder, residential care contracts will be between you and the residential home. However the council can help you arrange the care and provide you with important information that you need to know.
Link to the care homes page
Deferred payment scheme
This is an arrangement with the council which will allow you to use the value of your home to pay your care home fees.
Independent Financial advice
To help you make decisions about your care we can help you to access financial information and advice which is impartial and independent from us.
Link to Independent financial advice page (When completed)