Care and support is changing for the better
From April 2015, care and support in England has changed for the better. The Care Act aims to make care and support clearer and fairer for everybody.
It aims to help prevent people’s care needs getting more serious by providing more services and more information to help people stay healthy and independent for longer.
‘Care and support’ is the term used to describe help for adults of all ages with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family.
Many of us will need care and support at some point in our lives, and most people will pay at least something towards the cost of their care. The new national changes are designed to help you plan for the future and put you more in control of the help you receive. Any decisions about your care and support will consider your wellbeing and what is important to you and your family, so you can stay healthy and remain independent for longer.
If you receive care and support, or you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from the changes.