Policies that define the way we provide support

The Care Act


The Care Act is changing care and support in England for the better. If you receive care and support or you are a carer, you could benefit from the changes. 

What is care and support? 

‘Care and support’ is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have.  

It can include the help given by family and friends, as well as any provided by the council or other organisations. 

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.