Adult social care

The following information is for professionals who have to support people, whether they are:

  • Working for Lancashire County Council, in the public, private or voluntary sectors
  • Providing services to adults and/or families
  • Working as an employee, a contractor or a volunteer

Provider engagement

Forums and updates for care service providers and staff. 

Lancashire Health and Wellbeing board

A forum for the county council, the district councils and NHS to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and reduce health inequalities.

Infection prevention and control

Guidance and support for all health and social care commissioners and providers.

Safeguarding adults 

Policies, procedures, identifying and reporting abuse and information for providers.

Performance and intelligence

Services and information

The following information may help you support people and signpost them to services and information:

  • Adult social care - about adult social care and help from Lancashire County Council
  • Advocacy - support and help to make sure that peoples views are heard and their choices are respected and listened to fairly.
  • Carers awareness e-learning course - a short course for anyone who wants to find out more about carers and the support available to them.
  • Carers - support - policy, links and public information
  • Compliments, comments and complaints - strategies, guidance and public information
  • Direct payments - one way in which people can direct their own social care support by using their personal budget to purchase assistance or services that the council would otherwise provide.
  • Employment - support from the Employment Support Service for disadvantaged individuals to to gain and sustain paid employment
  • Equipment - community equipment to support peoples independence 
  • Reablement -  help for people who might otherwise be expected to need ongoing support from the adult social care to maximise their independent living skills
  • Shared lives - a care service for adults with learning or physical disabilities and for older people.
  • Short break respite scheme - a scheme to support carers by offering the person they care for a short break at home or in residential care.
  • Supporting people - housing support for people in need
  • Support planning - How people plan for spending their money (resource allocation) on care. People who are using their own money (self funders) may also find support planning helpful.