Care guide is packed with info
A NEW directory has been set up to keep residents informed about local care services.
The council has published a care services directory to provide the most up-to-date information about care services in Macclesfield.
The free handbook, which is published by Care Choices in association with Cheshire East Council, is packed with 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.
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 muchloved 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. 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 and includes information and advice for adult services, public health, communities and children’s services, in addition to a searchable directory of services and community support.
For more go to livewell. cheshireeast.gov.uk.