Getting access to good quality information and advice is vital to getting the most out of life, staying healthy and remaining independent for longer. Some people just need to know what is available to them in their local area. Leaflets, directories, information providers and the internet can help with this. Others need advice and the opportunity to discuss their situation with someone with the time and knowledge to talk through the options and help them make choices.
The Care Act says information and advice should be available to the whole population and about a wide range of topics, not just care and support. This should focus on helping people get access to the care and support they need. We work closely with the many organisations in Cumbria who provide information and advice to ensure this is available to people when they need it. For example, information and advice is available from:
our online Cumbria Support Directory;
You may also find useful information through:
Citizens Advice consumer service 03454 04 05 06