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New guide to care and support in Cheshire West and Chester — a crucial time for information

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A new, updated Cheshire West and Chester Care and Support Directory has been published today in association with Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council. It gives readers crucial information on how to access, and pay for, care services throughout Cheshire West and Chester.

With Government plans to cap the costs of social care now postponed, it's never been more important to have impartial information to guide you through choosing and paying for care and support. The directory helps readers to understand their options, highlights where to go for advice and gives information on how the paying for care system works.

With no cap on care costs at present, this independent information is invaluable to help navigate the system.

The new edition of the Cheshire West and Chester Care and Support Directory and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in Cheshire West and Chester. It includes how to stay independent for as long as possible, the different care and support options available and what to look for when choosing a care provider. It also offers guidance on important issues such as paying for care and what financial assistance may be available from the local authority. There are comprehensive listings of all registered care services throughout Cheshire West and Chester, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services.

For free copies of the Cheshire West and Chester Care and Support Directory contact the Gateway team on ☎ 0300 123 7034. It can be downloaded from www.carechoices.co.uk and is available in spoken word. Further help and information can be accessed via the directory's free telephone helpline on ☎ 0800 389 2077.

Robert Chamberlain, Managing Director of the directory's publisher, Care Choices, commented: "This is an invaluable source of information for anyone considering short or long term care in Cheshire West and Chester, and contains vital information to help people decide what type of care and support is best for them.

"With no cap on the cost of care, finding a care service for yourself or a loved one that meets their needs and is affordable can be a daunting and unfamiliar task. This new Cheshire West and Chester Care and Support Directory has been compiled to help people understand the process and offer them reassurance at every step of their journey."

Care Choices is the UK's largest independent publisher for social care and adults with additional needs. It is also the largest publisher of care directories for local authorities in England.