The New Care Act - What It Means for People
The new Care Act was created to support people needing care, and those who care for them.
People may receive care and support to help them to live as well as possible with any illness, disability or frailty they may have. It can include help with things like getting out of bed, washing, dressing, getting to work, cooking meals, eating, seeing friends, caring for families and being part of the community.
It might also include emotional support at a time of difficulty and stress, helping people who are caring for an adult family member or friend.
Many people will need care and support at some point in their lives and most people will pay at least something towards the cost of their care. The new national changes are designed to help people plan for the future and put them more in control of the help they receive.
Any decisions about a person's care and support will consider their wellbeing and what is important to them and their family, so that they can stay healthy and remain independent for longer.
Here is a great short film which summarises the Care Act very well and explains its benefits to people needing care, and those who care for them.
For more information on the Care Act in Herefordshire, please visit: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/careact
Katherine Harriet's Role
The new Care Act was the inspiration behind the launch of Katherine Harriet's Care & Wellbeing Service.
The driving force behind the Act is promoting and supporting a person's wellbeing.
Wellbeing is so important and so powerful in promoting good health and independence, and preventing escalating care needs.
That's why our care approach is all about finding out what makes our clients happy and what wellbeing means to them - and helping them, with their family, friends and carers, to achieve this.