Care choices explained

December 1, 2018 Caring,Community

A new, updated, independent care services directory has been published which gives readers crucial information on how to find, and pay for, care services throughout Buckinghamshire.

If people are growing concerned about care options, or just want some more information on what the choices may be, this directory can help. With information to help understand options, where to go for advice and how the paying for care system works, the Buckinghamshire Care Services Directory can support people to make informed decisions.

The new edition of the independent publication and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in the county. 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 help may be available from the local authority. There are comprehensive listings of all registered care services throughout the county, plus checklists to help people ask the right questions when visiting services.

The directory will be available throughout the region from outlets including carers’ centres, hospitals, GP surgeries, Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society. It can be downloaded from and is also available in spoken word.

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

‘With the current crisis in social 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 independent 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.