New guide to care and support in Buckinghamshire – a crucial time for information

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

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 Buckinghamshire Care and Support Services Directory and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in Buckinghamshire. 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 Buckinghamshire, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services.

To obtain free copies of the Buckinghamshire Care and Support Services Directory contact Buckinghamshire County Council on 01296 387821. It is also available throughout the region from outlets including carers’ centres, hospitals, The Citizens Advice Bureau, Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society. It can be downloaded from

and is available in spoken word. Further help and information can be accessed via the directory’s free telephone helpline on 0800 389 2077.