Tag Archives: Care Act

One year on for the Care Act

More information, better choice and greater control: Somerset County Council is today (1 April) celebrating the impact the Care Act on its first anniversary. The new legislation came into force a year ago with the aim of making care and support more consistent across the country and much has changed in Somerset. People can now […]

Local organisations benefit from one off Care Act funding

Over £20,000 of one-off grants have been awarded to local voluntary organisations and community groups in Somerset to help the county meet obligations under the Care Act. Somerset County Council created the fund in recognition that voluntary sector organisations and community groups are vital partners in providing information and advice on the Care Act and […]

£5,000 of one off Care Act funding on offer

One off Care Act grants of up to £5,000 are on offer to voluntary organisations and community groups in Somerset. Somerset County Council has created the fund in recognition that voluntary sector organisations and community groups are vital partners in providing information and advice on the Care Act and support to local people. Organisations can […]

New Independent Advocacy Service

A new county wide independent Advocacy Service has been set up by Somerset County Council to help adults speak up for themselves when it comes to their care and support. The County Council has previously provided four separate advocacy services for different types of advocacy. The new countywide service provided by SWAN Advocacy means that […]

The Care Act is here

The Care Act reforms are here from today (1st April 2015) and people in Somerset are set to benefit from the changes. The new care reforms will affect people who receive care and support in Somerset and their carers. From today, carers will be entitled to have an assessment of their needs and may be […]

Countdown to Care Reforms Begins

Somerset County Council is well prepared for the Care Act reforms and urging people to find out how changes to care and support will benefit them from 1st April 2015. The new care reforms, which are the most significant for over 60 years, will affect people who receive care and support in Somerset and unpaid […]