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We’ve Unlocked the Care System

The care system is extremely complex, so we have provided a guide to negotiate your way through the care maze by providing the information and facts you’ll need. Let WPIC unlock and simplify the care system. >> More


Across Government, the shared ambition is to put people first through a radical reform of public services. It will mean that people are able to live their own lives as they wish; confident that services are of high quality, are safe and promote their own individual needs for independence, well-being, and dignity. >> More

housingSheltered Housing

Sheltered or retirement housing is suitable for people who like independence but want assistance on hand in an emergency, but don’t need to move into a care home. There are different types of schemes available to rent and to buy. The majority of schemes have a scheme manager/warden and community alarm service. >> More

housingVery Sheltered Housing

Very sheltered housing is a purpose built complex that allows older people (aged 60+) to live independently in their own flat in a safe and secure trouble free environment. >> More

Virtual Care

A team of home carers operate between the hours of 10 pm to 7 am to provide intensive support to vulnerable people otherwise imminent risk of admission to residential or nursing home care or may be especially vulnerable after hospital discharge. >> More

Close Care

Close Care schemes are a relatively new concept and consist of independent flats or bungalows built on the same site as a care home. >> More

Extra Care

Extra Care Housing is housing designed with the needs of frailer older people in mind and with varying levels of care and support available on site. People who live in Extra Care Housing have their own self contained homes, their own front doors and a legal right to occupy the property. >> More

assistedSupported Living

Supported Living is part of the government valuing people plan for making the lives of people with learning difficulties, their families, and carers better. >> More

Direct Payments

Direct Payments are sums of money that we give you instead of providing you with a service, such as home care; short-term breaks; day care; equipment and small adaptations. With Direct Payments you can arrange your own assistance so that you may have more choice and control over the way you live your life. If we give you Direct Payments you must use it to meet the needs that we have agreed with you during your assessment. >> More

budgetIndivdual Budgets

Individual Budgets are designed to bring about independence and choice for people receiving care or support. It gives them a full understanding of the finance that is available, in order to empower them to take control and make decisions about the care that they receive. >> More

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