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New guide to care and support in Cheshire West and Chester – a crucial time for information

A new, updated Cheshire West and Chester Care and Support Directory has been published today in association with Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council. It gives readers crucial information on how to access, and pay for, care services throughout Cheshire West and Chester.

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 Cheshire West and Chester Care and Support Directory can support you to make informed decisions.

The new edition of the Cheshire West and Chester Care and Support Directory and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in Cheshire West and Chester. 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 Cheshire West and Chester plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services.

For a free copy of the Cheshire West and Chester Care and Support Directory contact Cheshire West and Chester Community Access Team 0300 1237034. 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.

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 Cheshire West and Chester, 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 Cheshire West and Chester Care and Support 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.

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For more information, please contact Gemma Hunter, Care Choices. Tel: 01223 207770. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notes to editors:

Care Choices works alongside industry governing bodies, local authorities and providers to publish impartial guidance for individuals and their families. Care Choices provides unbiased, comprehensive information on choosing care and support.

Care Choices also publishes its directories online at www.carechoices.co.uk which contains a searchable database of all care providers in England.

Care Choices publishes leading social care magazine, Care Management Matters www.caremanagementmatters.co.uk, plus Care Select www.careselect.co.uk which offers readers an emotional and practical guide to choosing and paying for care.

Care Choices also arranges care sector events.

3rd Sector Care Awards www.3rdsectorcareawards.co.uk

CMM Insight www.caremanagementmatters.co.uk/events

The Transition Event www.myfamilyourneeds.co.uk/events/category/the-transition-event/list

BAPs Blogging Awards www.myfamilyourneeds.co.uk/baps

 

The listings of care providers contained in Care Choices’ publications are supplied by the regulatory body, the Care Quality Commission.