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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 so that…

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…

Paying for your care in a care home (Adults)

Paying for your care in a care home Some elements of care may be funded by the NHS for a short time period following discharge from hospital.   You should receive information about this, if it applies to you, as part of the discharge process. Paying…

Personal Assistant Register (Adults)

Employing a Personal Assistant A personal assistant (PA) can be employed if you need care and support to enable you to live as independently as possible at home. Personal assistants can provide help with your care and support needs. You can search the PA Register for…

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments (Adults)

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments This guidance is for people who have already had a social care assessment and a financial assessment and are eligible for council funded care and support.  For more information about financial assessment and paying for care, please visit the Paying…