Independent guide to care and support for the elderly

The new, free Worcestershire Care Services Directory, published by Care Choices is now available. It is an independent publication published in association with West Midlands Care Association to help those looking for care and support in Worcestershire.

The new edition of the independent publication and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in Worcestershire. 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 Worcestershire, plus checklists to help you 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. Copies of the directory, further help and information can also be accessed via the directory’s free telephone helpline on 0800 389 2077.