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Social care public information leaflets

Dudley borough is a large and diverse area with a multi-cultural population. The directorate aims to ensure that information on its services is communicated in the most appropriate way to those people within the borough who, because of their ethnic background or visual or hearing impairment, require information in a different language or format.

For further information see links below or contact 01384 815822. 

The council’s Equality and Communication Services also provides an interpretation service. They can be contacted on (01384) 813400 or 813401.

All English language leaflets are listed below.

If you would like any of this information in audio format, large print, Braille or translation into your own community language please phone the equality and diversity unit on 01384 813400

Care and Support - Key general information leaflets:

  • A guide to adult social care and support in Dudley [pdf / 963KB] Published May 2015 - This booklet provides you with a guide to the advice, practical help and support that is available from Dudley Council to help you, a relative or friend, to live as independently as possible, successfully, in the home of your choice.

  • Arranging and paying for care and support while living in your home [pdf / 705KB] Published May 2015 - This booklet explains the help you can get from us to assess your social care needs and help you plan the care and support you may need, while you remain living in your home.

  • Keeping adults safe - Published May 2015 - This booklet explains the work that the Dudley Safeguarding Adults Board does to protect adults from neglect, harm or abuse. It also tells you about adults who may be safeguarded, the kinds of abuse that might happen, what you can do to help and what happens when your concerns are reported.

  • Support for Carers [pdf / 971KB] Published June 2015 - This booklet provides you with a guide to the advice, practical help and support that is available to carers living in the Dudley Borough.

  • Support for Carers LARGE PRINT [pdf / 46KB] Published January 2016 - This booklet provides you with a guide to the advice, practical help and support that is available to carers living in the Dudley Borough.

  • How much will I have to pay [pdf / 566KB] Published March 2015 - This booklet provides detailed information about the financial assessment process that we use to help us to decide who will pay for any social care support that you may need provided - whilst you remain living in your home.

  • Paying for care homes [pdf / 363KB] Updated March 2015 - This booklet explains about the financial arrangements - who will pay the fees - if you need to move into a residential or nursing care home.

  • Self funding your residential care [pdf / 380KB] Updated March 2015 - This booklet explains in detail the help with care home fees and charges that we can offer to people self funding their own residential or nursing care home placement.

 Specialist areas of support available to you

Care and Support - Having your say

Care and Support - Where can I live

  • Choosing a care home [pdf / 630KB] Published May 2012 - This booklet offers guidance and tips as to what to look out for when choosing a residential or nursing care home for yourself, or when helping to choose a home for a family member or friend.

  • Home Improvement Service - a guide [pdf / 657KB] Published January 2011 - We help homeowners and private rental tenants throughout Dudley Borough, to repair, maintain or adapt their homes, enabling them to continue living independently in warm, safe, secure, well maintained homes.

  • Home Improvement Service - a guide to adapting your home [pdf / 1.17MB] Published December 2011 - The Dudley home improvement service offers practical support and assistance to homeowners and private rental tenants who wish to adapt their homes, to meet their needs.

  • Sheltered Housing [pdf / 160KB] Published May 2010 - Sheltered housing is a term used to describe properties that are available with support services to enable older people and people with disabilities to live independent lives in the community.

  • Sheltered Housing - an information guide [pdf / 2.65MB] Published September 2013 - Sheltered housing is the term given to a group of self-contained flats or bungalows designed specifically for older people.

Care and Support - Keeping safe