Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Derbyshire County Council - Adult Care Plans

The County Council is starting a consultation exercise on plans to ask people to pay towards their care from disability living and attendance allowances they receive. The county council will meet the rest of the cost.

The plans also include raising the level at which people qualify for some forms of care – from moderate need to substantial needs.

The County Council's Cabinet also agreed to consult on two further proposals:
  • to ask people to take out a warranty to cover the cost of maintenance and repairs of their own stairlifts, hoists and lifts
  • to end automatic top up grants for major adaptations to disabled people’s homes.
Further details on the consultation will be released soon and all current users of these service should be consulted between now and November when the consultation ends. For the moment further details are available here :

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