Social care

We provide a range of advice and services for children, adults and the people who care for them. Find out about the advice and practical assistance on offer and how we can help you, whatever your needs or situation.

Changes to care and support

From April 2015, the way people receive care and support services is changing. The Care Act will help to make receiving care and support more consistent across England. Find out what these changes mean for you.

Childcare and early years

Childcare information and advice for families and children from 0-19 years.

Blue badge scheme

If you are visually impaired or a driver or passenger with a disability, you may be entitled to use the blue badge scheme.

Fostering and adoption

Information for people who would like to give a child a home.     

Adult social care

How to get social care support that suits your individual needs, gives you choice over the support you receive and control over how it is delivered.

Care homes

Care homes with nursing provide care for people who cannot remain safely at home because of complex physical and nursing care needs.