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Care and support information day – Wednesday 11 March 2015

Join us for the launch of our new Camden Care Choices website at Swiss Cottage library and find out how care and support is changing in Camden.

Camden Care Choices is your first stop for information and advice about care and support.

What’s new?

We’ve updated the site with new information, including an online marketplace directory with details of services, which will help you to stay healthy and remain independent for as long as possible.

There is also a new assessment tool which will work out the best options and services available to you based on your individual needs.

We worked with hundreds of people who use adult social care services and their carers to develop the website - making it easier for you to access support.

Join us for our launch event

We are holding an information day for you to find out about how care and support is changing in Camden, and about the information, advice and wide range of support available to you in the borough.

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2015
Time: 10am to 4pm – drop in any time
Where:
Swiss Cottage library, 88 Avenue Road, London NW3 3HA

Drop in anytime throughout the day to:

  • learn about Camden Care Choices, the marketplace directory and online needs assessment
  • find out about the Care Act and how it will affect you
  • meet local organisations including Age UK Camden, Camden Carers and many more to find out about the range of services they offer
  • speak to social care staff
  • get free money advice, a free NHS health check and much more.

For more information about the event:

 

The Care Act

From April 2015 the Care Act will bring the following changes into effect:

  • A new national level of care and support needs to make care and support more consistent across the country
  • More help for people who provide unpaid care and support to friends or family members
  • Deferred payment agreements for care costs.

More changes to the way people pay for care and support will be introduced in 2016. These will protect people with the highest needs from facing unlimited costs, and provide more financial support to people with modest means.

To find out more about the Care Act: