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Joint Health and Wellbeing Integrated Care Strategy

Health and Wellbeing Boards were set up by the government in 2012. They bring together health and social care partners. The aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population.  Health and Wellbeing Boards must have health and wellbeing strategies. There will…

Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme (Local Offer)

What is the Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme? The Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme (formally Transforming Care), can improve the lives of children, young people or children and adults with autism and/or learning disability with behaviour that challenges and/or mental health issues.  It is about improved support…

Learning, work and volunteering (Adults)

Learning, work and volunteering Employment is a very important part of life. When people have a job, they feel part of society, they have a purpose, make new friends plus have money in their pockets to buy the things they want! These pages signpost you…

Liberty Protection Safeguards (adults)

Liberty Protection Safeguards The Liberty Protection Safeguards will provide protection for people aged 16 and above who are or who need to be deprived of their liberty in order to enable their care or treatment and lack the mental capacity to consent to their arrangements. …

Local Account (Adults)

Local Account for Adult Social Care The purpose of the Local Account is to provide information on Adult Social Care. This includes where we are doing things well, where we think we can improve, and how we are planning for the opportunities and challenges ahead.  ​ The Local…

Mental capacity and planning for the future (Adults)

Mental capacity and planning for the future There may come a time when you are unwell and cannot tell the people around you what you do and do not want.  By making plans now, you can record your preferences for treatment and care. This will…

Mental Health (Adults)

Mental Health All of us, children, young people and adults have mental health and it is important to look after it, like we would any other part of our body.  If you are having mental health problems though, you're not alone. One in four of…

Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space Scheme (adults)

What is Breathing Space? Breathing Space, officially called the Debt Respite Scheme, is a government scheme which could help relieve some of the pressure and stress caused by being in debt. Breathing Space aims to help relieve some of the pressure of dealing with your…

Money Matters (Adults)

Managing your money Paying for care Unlike NHS care, social care services are not usually free. How much you pay for your care depends on your income and savings. If you have investments and/or savings of more than £23,250 you will pay for your own…

Paying for your care at home (Adults)

Paying for your care at home Social care and support, unlike health care provided by the NHS, is not usually free of charge. If you have been assessed by the council as needing ongoing care and support, you will be offered a financial assessment to…