Your Loved One’s Care – The New Care Act

The New Care Act: Giving you the power of choice!
The New Care Act: Giving you the power of choice!

Following the General Election, the Care Act 2014 is now in play and is likely to remain that way. From this, local authorities have a new enforceable duty to promote ‘personalisation and Wellbeing’.

What this means for the older people of Sheffield

Choice – If your loved one qualifies for local authority funding then you have far more choice than before. The Care Act means the council have to be pro-actice and involve individuals with their care planning as well as the family. This means particular choices can be taken into account.

Personal Budgets – The Care Act means councils must state how much support they think an individual needs and come up with a budget to match this. It is then up to the individual on how this is spent.

Direct Payments – The personal budget will be paid to the individual and they can then spend this how they want meaning individuals won’t be trapped with poor quality care as they can simply move elsewhere.

Choice and Control – The council no longer decides which care provider you use, it is entirely up to you! So if you are looking for a provider which focuses on quality care and doesn’t provide the short 15 minute calls, you can now pick Home Instead.

Shortage of funds? – your personal budget from the council may not be large enough to support all of your requirements, rather than settling for second best, you can now make top up payments to ensure you receive the first class service you deserve!

The new care act gives you choice, choice, and more choice! So it is over to you, thousands of people across the country have already chosen Home Instead as the number one home care provider, call us now to find out how you can join them.

0114 250 7709 or come and see us at our local office, 6 Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL.