11/01/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

New guide to care and support in Shropshire

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A new, updated Shropshire Choices support finder has been published in association with Shropshire Council. It is a comprehensive guide on choosing and paying for adult care and support services in Shropshire.

With Government plans to cap the costs of social care now postponed, it’s never been more important to have impartial information to guide you through choosing and paying for care and support. The guide helps readers to understand their options, highlights where to go for advice and gives information on how the paying for care system works.

Finding a care service for yourself or a loved one that meets their needs and is affordable can be a daunting and unfamiliar task. This independent information is vital to help navigate the system.

The new edition of the Shropshire Choices support finder and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in Shropshire. It includes different care and support options available and what to look for when choosing a care provider. It also 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 the county, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services.

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council cabinet member for adults, said:

“One of Shropshire Council’s core values is to support self-reliance; encouraging people to be independent and in control of their lives for as long as possible. This guide is invaluable for anyone considering short or long term care in Shropshire, it gives all the information needed to decide what type of care and support is best for them.”

To view the Shropshire Choices support finder please visit http://www.carechoices.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Shropshire-Choices-Support-Finder-2016-17.pdf

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