New website launched by Lincolnshire County Council to ‘help disabled plan support and care’

A NEW website is promising to help Lincolnshire’s older and disabled adults plan their support and care like never before.

With the government’s move towards Personal Budgets, the councty council has launched in a move it believes will fulfil its promise to present a wide range of available care options to residents.

The public were able to view and test the system at the Lincolnshire Show and local demo events around the county will be announced soon.

Coun Graham Marsh, executive member for adult social care, said: “Lincolnshire’s residents deserve the very best standards of care.

“They also deserve a choice about where and how they receive that care, ensuring it meets their individual needs rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

“We are therefore very pleased to launch as an easy-to-use way of finding out what help is available, giving you maximum choice and control.

“The government’s much-talked-about Personal Budgets mean people can choose to spend their money on a variety of different, more tailored care services.

“Understandably, people asked us where those services were for them.

“We’ve therefore worked hard to stimulate the market, ensuring a good range of excellent service providers. This site now presents those options and the support available.”

The new site allows older or disabled people – or their families – to search for all options available to them as an individual.

Information and advice is also available on a broad spectrum of subjects relating to care and support, whether it is for themselves or for someone else, and indeed if they are a carer too.

There will also be the additional feature added to the site soon of an online calculator tool, to work out if you might need to pay for your care and what that cost might be.

The website enables users to input specific information to find out what kind of support they might need and how much. It also contains a growing list of local providers, plus advice on what to do next.

An offline equivalent is also available in the form of a brochure via 01522 782155. Anyone wanting to talk about their care needs can also call the same number.