Care and support is the help some adults need to live as well as possible with and illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like:

  • Washing
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Getting out and about
  • Keeping in touch with friends or family

Changes will start from 1 April 2015 and continue to 2016. Find out more from your council by clicking here


What is Changing

The main changes to care and support will be:

  • A national level of care and support needs across all councils
  • Councils having to work together to make sure you don't have a gap in your care if you move to another area in England
  • More help for carers
  • Deferred payment agreements extended to all of England (so you shouldn't have to sell your home in your lifetime to pay for your care)
  • Protections from unlimited care costs ('cap on care costs')

You could benefit from the changes if you:

  • Recieve care and support
  • Support someone as a carer
  • Are planning for future care and support

Age UK Plymouths Information and Advice Service can advise and signpost you to obtain further help.

Tel: 256020 or at

Download an easy read version of The Care Act by clicking here