Directory of local care services

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The most up-to-date information about care services in your local area is now available with the publication of an updated Cheshire East care services directory.

The free handbook, which is published by Care Choices in association with Cheshire East Council, is packed with useful articles that explain all available care options.

It includes comprehensive listings of care providers for residential care or care in your own home. There is also guidance on accessing and paying for care and what financial assistance is available from the government.

It’s never been more important to have impartial information to guide you through choosing and paying for care and support. The directory helps readers to understand their options, highlights where to go for advice and gives information on how the paying for care system works.

Councillor Janet Clowes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for adult care and integration, said: “This directory is an invaluable and practical source of information that will help keep local people informed about local services. It will help them make informed choices about getting the right support in the right place and at the right time for themselves or a much-loved family member.

“The handbook provides information on all aspects of arranging care and support in Cheshire East. It includes information about the different care and support options available and what to look for when choosing a care provider – as well as how to stay independent for as long as possible.

“Finding the right care can appear daunting. But this excellent directory can help people every step of the way to decide what type of care and support is best for them.

“It offers guidance on important issues such as paying for care and what financial assistance may be available from the council. There are comprehensive listings of all registered care services throughout Cheshire East, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services.”

The guide supplements the new Live Well Cheshire East online resource directory, which is being launched later this month. Live Well Cheshire East includes information and advice for adults’ services, public health, communities and children’s services, in addition to a searchable directory of services and community support that is available for residents of Cheshire East.

For more information visit the livewell website.

If you want to speak to someone about care options, funding, accessing services or other care-related questions you may have, contact the council on 0300 123 5010.

The friendly operators can give you more information, talk through any queries and provide you with a shortlist of care homes, in your chosen location, that meet specific care needs.

You can pick up your FREE copy of the Cheshire East care services directory at your local library, leisure centre, council customer service centre and many local GP surgeries, hospitals and care centres – as well as local organisations for elderly people and support groups.

It is also available in e-book format with a spoken word option via www.carechoices.co.uk

Care Choices also provide a free telephone helpline to provide information about long-term care options for someone aged 16 or over – 0800 389 207

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