New website on choices for care

A new website is promising to help older and disabled adults in Gainsborough new ways to plan their support and care.

Lincolnshire County Council has created a new website to present a wide range of available care options to residetns as part of the Government’s move towards Personal Budgets.

The public were able to view and test the system at the Lincolnshire Show and local demo events around the county will be announced soon.

Coun Graham Marsh, executive member for adult social care, said the county’s residents deserve the ‘very best standards’ of care.

“They also deserve a choice about where and how they receive that care, ensuring it meets their individual needs rather than a one-size-fits-all approach,” he said.

“We are therefore very pleased to launch as an easy-to-use way of finding out what help is available, giving you maximum choice and control.”

He added the Government’s Personal Budgets mean people can choose to spend their money on a variety of different, more tailored care services.

“ Understandably, people asked us where those services were for them. We’ve therefore worked hard to stimulate the market, ensuring a good range of excellent service providers. This site now presents those options and the support available.”

The new site follows work with care and support providers, Carers and people who use the services across Lincolnshire. It allows older or disabled people – or their families – to search for all options available to them as an individual. Information and advice is also available on a broad spectrum of subjects relating to care and support, whether it is for themselves or for someone else, and indeed if they are a carer too.