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Health and social care

Information relevant to all people aged 18 and over who may require support to live independently.

Details of support and services for older people, people with physical and sensory impairments, people with learning difficulties, people with mental health difficulties, and for people with dementia.


Care for adults

Our aim is to help people with any disability over the age of 18 to be as independent as possible; t ...

Carers

A Carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to a family member partner friend or neighbo ...

Children and family care

We strive to provide the best possible care to families and children within the area. 

Doctors, GPs and hospitals

Information and locations for doctors GPs hospitals dentists pharmacies and other health services.

Fostering, adopting and looked after children

The council has a responsibility for all children in care including those in foster care and residen ...

Health and wellbeing

Staying healthy and active is important for everyone. Health information medical advice and support ...

Infectious diseases

Information on a wide range of infectious diseases can be found at the Health Protection Agency HPA ...

Local Offer

The Government has asked all local authorities in the UK to publish in one place information about t ...

Parental support

If you are bringing up a child then you know it can be the greatest pleasure and the biggest challen ...

Personal assistants

Personal assistants or PAs as they are often called work directly for people who need social care an ...

Safeguarding adults

The safeguarding adults procedure aims to provide a system that can be used by a range of organisati ...

Safeguarding children

All children have a right to be well looked after and protected from harm.

Supported and sheltered housing

Supported and sheltered housing are types of accommodation for older people or people with a disabil ...

The deprivation of liberty safeguards

The deprivation of liberty safeguards DOLS are a range of safeguards intended to protect vulnerable ...

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