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Making it Real in Dudley is the news site for all things Adult Social Care in Dudley.

News is published here from a range of partners and services in the Borough and is aimed at members of the public, partners, service providers, carers and adult social care professionals

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Recent Blog Posts

May 1, 2020 |

The Care Act in Dudley

Care Act Easements As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the government has made provision for councils to temporarily ‘ease’ certain social care responsibilities if necessary, to help manage any extreme pressures. This would allow the council to respond to a major increase in requests for urgent social care support and a corresponding reduction in the availability of social care staff. Easements must only be triggered if it becomes absolutely essential, as local authorities must do everything possible to meet their existing duties under the Care Act without taking these new measures. What does this mean in Dudley? At the current  time we are at level 2 and do not need to trigger easements...

April 23, 2020 |

Welfare Benefits Advice helpline

A Dudley Council welfare benefits advice helpline has been set up for people living in Dudley borough affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Call 01384 815002, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am – 1.00pm,  2.00pm – 4.30pm, for information, advice and guidance as to the welfare benefits available. ...

March 30, 2020 |

Direct Payment information

Direct payments – Advice and guidance for people during the Coronavirus crisis Dudley Council has issued Advice and guidance for people regarding direct payments and employing staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Many...

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