Home Adult social care and health Information for carers Care Act and what has changed The way that you get some services from us may have changed. You may not see any difference to your care because we are already doing many of the things the new Care Act says we must. Getting help from us in your own homeYou have more choice and control over the help you get. We will help you to:put together a care and support planget help in your own home and find services and activities in your local community to improve your health and wellbeingWe will also include the needs of your family and anyone who looks after you when we arrange your care.Your care and support plan will include:information and advice about local organisations you can get help fromwhat help you can get from usinformation about other care providers such as private care agencies.Paying for care in your homeYour care and support plan will show you:how much the care you need will costwhat you'll pay for help at homewhat we will payWe may offer to give you the money to spend on the services you need – if you’re eligible. This is known as a 'direct payment'. We will also help you find independent financial advice so you can plan for your future care costs.Care home costsIf you have to move into a care home, you won’t have to sell your home within your lifetime to pay for it.We can pay the care home bills for you until you choose to sell your home or your estate can pay it after your death. This is known as a ‘deferred payment agreement’.We will help you to find independent financial advice if you want to pay for your care home in another way.If you look after someone elseIf you look after someone with an illness or disability you have the same rights as the person you care for.Carers assessmentCarers assessments to look at the effect your caring role has on your life, health and emotions.We use the assessment to put together a plan to help you manage your caring responsibilities. It will include information and advice about local organisations that can help you.We may offer to give you the money to spend on the services you need – if you’re eligible. This is known as a 'direct payment'. You can have a carers assessment even if the person you care for doesn’t get any help from the council.Moving out of the areaYou can take your care plan with you if you move away from Leicestershire. We will work with the council in the area you move to, to make sure the services you get stay the same. Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.