Information about our arrangements for meeting care and support needs
From October to 21 December 2018, the Council invited comments on a number of proposals that it was considering which would increase its income from charges for care and support services for adults. The Council adopted a revised policy on charges at its budget meeting on 20 February 2019, which included some changes to the consultation proposals to take account of points raised durign the consultation. The information published during the consultation is available below. The report which the Council considered is available as agenda item 3 on the Council Agenda; it includes an appendix reporting in detail on the consultation responses we received. The Council's decisions are recorded in the minutes, which are available in the agenda for the following meeting, as item 2.1. As a result of an amendment to the proposals in the report to the Council, the change to the standard allowance for disability-related expenditure for people receiving the highest rates of disability benefits is to be phased over two years.
Our carers’ guide and strategy
Northumberland family and friends carers' guide (currently under review) explains the types of help and support you need as a carer and how to access it. It also explains in detail how a needs assessment can help you and makes suggestions about how to prepare for it.
Carers’ wellbeing checklist
Northumberland carers’ health and wellbeing checklist aims to help you think about your own health, how your role affects your life and to consider things you can change. The purpose of the wellbeing check is to help you access health interventions and to continue caring safely, without your own health suffering.
Carers Northumberland is a support service for carers in Northumberland. It works in partnership with other agencies to offer a one-stop information service to carers, support groups, short break opportunities and events.
Market Position Statements (and the relationships which support them) help influence the choice and quality of services on offer – and ensure that their supply has the capacity to meet demand and respond sustainably to anticipated changes.
They also help deliver the local authority duty to shape the market in adult care and support introduced by the Care Act 2014.
The council published a consultation on its draft Market Position Statement in May this year. The consultation ended on 9 August 2018 and the council are currently analysing responses from the consultation.
We aim to publish the final version of the Market Position Statement in November 2018, in the meantime a copy of the draft Market Position Statement is available below for information.
Consultation Draft market Position Statement
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