Care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act 2014, which came into force on 1 April 2015, introduces a number of changes that will impact existing and new care users, their carers and families. It will help make care and support more consistent across the country.The changes are designed to put you, or the person you care for, in control of the decisions that affect you.Anyone currently receiving care, or supporting an adult family member or friend as an unpaid carer, could be affected by the national changes being introduced by the Care Act.
Care and support is the term used to describe the help that some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have.
The Care Act has set a national level of care and support that all councils must consider when they assess what help, if any, they can give people.
You may find our printed publication 'A Guide to Community Services for Adults in Sefton' useful as it contains information about adult social care as well as details of care providers in Sefton. Alternatively, you can find details of organisations to support you to keep active, healthy and well in the Sefton Directory.
Last Updated on 26 August 2016