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Money Advice

If you're struggling financially or something unexpected happens, life can become stressful and overwhelming. It's important to find the right advice to help you budget, manage bills, debt and to help you plan for the future. If you're looking for support to manage your personal…

Independent living and community

If you’re finding it hard to live independently as you’re getting older, or you have a health condition or a disability, then we can offer you support to either stay in your home or to find alternative accommodation. Spending time outside your home and travelling…

Carers

You’re a carer if you regularly look after someone without payment who: is ill is disabled or frail has an addiction or mental health issues cannot manage such things as washing, cooking, eating, cleaning or getting about without your help you provide emotional or other…

Adult social care

Adult social care support is focused on helping you, and those that support you, to be as independent as possible. Our aim is also to enable you to have as much choice as you can about how you live your life. If you think you're…

Finding work after caring

If you want to start or return to work, there are lots of things to consider and many schemes that can help you as a carer. You may need to return to work to earn money. For some carers who haven't worked for some time,…

Paying for your own care and support

Many people who use care and support services will pay for all of the costs. This is known as being a "self-funder". The cost of your care will vary depending on its type, intensity, specialisation, location and duration. For example, a place in a residential…

When someone you care for dies

Caring for someone can become a major part of your life. When that person dies, as well as being a huge loss to you personally, it can leave a space in your life that can at first be hard to fill, especially if you're feeling…

Safety when you're out

The following tips will help you to feel and stay safe.

Direct payments and personal budgets

Direct payments and personal budgets are offered by your local authority to give you more flexibility over how your care and support is arranged and provided. They are given to both people with care and support needs, and also to carers. A personal budget or…

Planning for your future care needs

There may be times in your life when you think about the consequences of becoming seriously ill or disabled. This may be at a time of ill health or as a result of a life-changing event. It may simply be because you are the sort…
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