New advice on care and support for older people on council’s website

FINDING out what care and support is available for older people has never been easier thanks to a new interactive section of Derbyshire County Council’s website.

The county council’s website, www.derbyshire.gov.uk now has a section called `My Care Journey’, which is on its adult care and wellbeing pages.

The My Care Journey section is interactive and presented in words and pictures, giving easy instructions to take people through a range of choices available offering care and support.

On a step-by-step basis users are guided to information and help that will best support their particular circumstances.

They will be able to explore the many different options and services that are there to help people keep their independence and live safely in their own homes.

For example, there is information on the county council’s Trusted Trader service and Handy Van Network as well as First Contact, which puts people in touch with a number of organisations offering help and support.

There is also information on care assessments, how to go about asking for one and what’s involved.

Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Care Councillor Charles Jones said: “The My Care Journey web pages pull together a wealth of information and are presented in an innovative, easy-to-use style.

“I’m sure this will prove very useful to a wide range of people, certainly to those who may have social care needs, their family, friends or carers.”

People are also being asked to give feedback on the new website section. To do this they should email Sharon O’Hara at Derbyshire County Council at sharon.o’hara@derbyshire.gov.uk.