Attended an update on The Care Act and the 3 new ways the care act can now help.

There will be extra support for carers especially for those who provide unpaid care.

 

Deferred payment agreements, which means no one will have to sell their home in their lifetime to pay for care.

 

Needs of people receiving care.  Now there will be a national minimum level of care and support needs that all councils will have to meet.

 

Attended Apple Blossom Care coffee morning.

 

Working with Social Services and a local resident to get care help into their home.

 

Have worked with Melanie from Essex Cares on two cases in Brightlingsea, this now means that over 20 cases have been passed over to her so that, both financially and supportive help have been dealt with.

 

Attended a meeting with a local resident and Tendring Care line and watched the equipment being tested and fitted and how it worked.  They also installed smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.