A new updated guide has been published which provides information on a range of care services throughout Wiltshire.
The Wiltshire Adult Care and Support Guide, published by Care Choices in association with Wiltshire Council, gives readers information on how to access, and pay for, care services throughout Wiltshire.
It has never been more important to have impartial information to help guide people 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 paying for care works.
The new edition of the Adult Care and Support Guide and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in Wiltshire. It includes how to stay independent for as long as possible, the 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 Wiltshire, plus checklists to help people ask the right questions when visiting services.
Jerry Wickham, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for adult care, said: “There is a lot of information available about adult care services and it can be somewhat overwhelming for people. This guide aims to cut through everything and provide valuable impartial advice and guidance.
“This guide will take people through everything they need to know in a sensitive, reassuring and simple way.”
Robert Chamberlain, Managing Director of the guide’s publisher, Care Choices, commented: “This is an invaluable source of information for anyone considering short or long term care in Wiltshire, and contains vital information to help people decide what type of care and support is best for them.
“With no cap on the cost of care, 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 new Adult Care and Support Guide has been compiled to help people understand the process and offer them reassurance at every step of their journey.”
For a free copy of the Wiltshire Adult Care and Support Guide contact Wiltshire Council’s customer advisers on: 0300 456 0111. It is also available throughout the region from outlets including carers’ centres, hospitals, GP surgeries, Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society. It can be downloaded from www.carechoices.co.uk and is available in spoken word. Further help and information can be accessed via the directory’s free telephone helpline on 0800 389 2077.