Help from care home directory

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Help is at hand for people looking for care homes in the city with the publication of a new guide.

The Leeds Care Homes and Housing Options Directory 2015/16 contains useful information explaining available care options in Leeds and includes comprehensive listings of care providers for residential care or care in people’s own homes.

Published by Care Choices Ltd, in association with Leeds City Council, the directory also offers guidance on paying for care and on what financial assistance is available from the Government.

Robert Chamberlain, publisher of the directory, said: “When choosing care you should be armed with the most up-to-date information to help you

decide which kind of care is most suitable, who can provide it and how it is to be funded. The care services directory is an invaluable source of information for anyone considering long term care.”

People can speak to someone about care options, funding, accessing services or other care-related issues on the directory’s free helpline: 0800 38 92 077.

Councillor Lisa Mulherin, Leeds City Council executive board member for health and adults, said: “We work closely with local health and independent care providers, the Care Quality Commission and other partners to make sure people are offered the best possible service. We also advise people about national and local policies to help them to make the best decisions possible.

“In these tough financial times this directory is a great way for people to find out what services are available, with lots of information about how to get support or care packages set up.”

For a free copy of the directory call Leeds City Council on 0113 378 3967 or visit: www.carechoices.co.uk/region/yorkshire-and-the-humber/west-yorkshire/leeds/.