Coronavirus

Because of government guidance on coronavirus a number of our buildings are now closed and events listed on our site are subject to change or cancellation. Changes to council services, advice and support we can provide, the latest local news and links to Government advice is available on our dedicated coronavirus information page. Go to our coronavirus information page

Covid 19 information for social care providers

Information for care providers, direct payment recipients and personal assistants. View the information

Help with making decisions

If you need help making decisions and dealing with an organisation why not ask a friend or relative.

If they are going to deal with an organisation for you, you will need to inform the organisation.

This can be verbally if you are with your friend or relative, otherwise it may need to be in writing.

Each organisation may have different requirements so it is best to check with them.

If you don’t want to, or can’t, ask a friend or a family to help you with dealing with organisations you can get help from an advocate.

Sometimes people can officially make decisions on your behalf. These are sometimes known as appointees and deputies.

If you need independent advice on paying for care there is information on our paying for care page.

For information on power of attorney visit the gov.uk website

For information on end of life care or advanced decisions visit the NHS website

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