Care and support at home: Assessment and funding

This guide explains how your council will assess whether you need care and support at home and whether you qualify for help towards the costs.

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Occupational Therapists & the assessment process

This leaflet answers the question: What is an Occupational Therapist and what happens when I see one?

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Choice-making pathways in social care and support

This study explored how people make choices about their care, how they obtain relevant information, and the barriers they face in choosing the care and support they want. It did so in the light of the recent Care Act (2014), which was intended to increase

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Care Homes for Older People in the UK

A major in-depth OFT study, that recommends a one-stop shop for information on care homes to help older people chose the right home. It also recommends better access to complaints procedures, greater price transparency, and fairer contracts for residents.

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Extra Care Housing (FS10)

Extra care housing is a form of retirement housing with personal care, meals and 24-hour support available for those that need it. Extra care housing can be rented from the council or a housing association, purchased leasehold or as shared owner-ship from

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First Contact Schemes: Extent and Impact

FirstContact schemes are local collaborative schemes directed principally at ‘vulnerable’ people in the community. The main aim of the schemes is to ensure that people who, for whatever reason, are excluded and/or vulnerable are able to access the advice

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Support and help for carers (FS14)

Help is available, particularly from your local authority social services department who can carry out an assessment of your needs as a carer and, subject to the outcome of that assessment and available resources, provide some support to help you in your

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Building Blocks for Real Time Advice and Information

A review of available sources of information and advice to help older people make informed choices about their housing and care.

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