Adult social care

Spotlight on paying for care

There are policies and grants available to help people and their support networks pay for care.

Help and support

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    Mental health support

    1 in 4 of us have problems with our mental wellbeing at some time in our lives. View some useful information or get practical support to help you or someone in your life.

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    Council Tax discounts

    Discounts are available for certain disabled people, carers and people permanently living in a hospital or care home.

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    Grants are available to help you pay for adaptions to your home or attend education or training.

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    Social prescribing - get support and help in your community

    Social prescribing is a way for you to get help and support from organisations in your area.

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    Stop smoking

    Every cigarette you smoke causes real harm. Second-hand smoke can also be dangerous to your family and friends. So why not consider giving up smoking?

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    Drug and alcohol help

    There's lots of help available in the borough for drug and alcohol users. There's also support for their families, loved ones and friends.

Decision making

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    Policies, strategies and reviews

    We use policy and strategy documents to guide our decisions. We also use them to develop and run our services fairly and consistently.

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    Councillors and committees

    Councillors are responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent.