New guide to care and support in Derbyshire – a crucial time for information

A new, updated Derbyshire Care Services Directory has been published today in association with
Derbyshire County Council. It gives readers crucial information on how to access, and pay for, care
services throughout Derbyshire.
You may have seen there's a huge amount in the media at the moment about the crisis in social
care. If you're growing concerned about your care options, or just want some more information on
what your choices may be, this directory can help. With information to help you understand your
options, where to go for advice and how the paying for care system works, the Derbyshire Care
Services Directory can support you to make informed decisions.
The new edition of Derbyshire Care Services Directory and accompanying website give information
on all aspects of arranging care and support in Derbyshire. 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 local authority. There are comprehensive
listings of all registered care services throughout Derbyshire, plus checklists to help you ask the
right questions when visiting services.
For a free copy of Derbyshire Care Services Directory contact Derbyshire County Council on 01629
533190. It is also available throughout the region from outlets including 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.
Robert Chamberlain, Managing Director of the directory's publisher, Care Choices, commented:
"This is an invaluable source of information for anyone considering short or long term care in
Derbyshire, and contains vital information to help people decide what type of care and support is
best for them.
"With the current crisis in social 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 Derbyshire Care
Services Directory has been compiled to help people understand the process and offer them
reassurance at every step of their journey."
Care Choices is the UK's largest independent publisher for social care and adults with additional
needs. It is also the largest publisher of care directories for local authorities in England.

Posted: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:52 by Sara Atkinson

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