Update to new information finder helps people lead their best life

A new, improved version of Derbyshire County Council’s online information finder is now available to help residents lead the lives they want to live.

The online tool provides free, impartial information and guidance for anyone who might need a bit of extra support to remain living independently at home.

By answering a few questions, anyone over 18 can get tailor-made information, advice and guidance on a range of services, activities and resources they can access themselves to make their lives easier.

And for people who may need extra, practical support to help them remain independent there is now a new self-assessment tool available.

Using the answers provided, people who could benefit will be asked to fill in a self-assessment which will then be reviewed by an adult social care professional to see if they have eligible care needs.

The online information finder can be found at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/informationfinder

Healthwatch volunteers and Derbyshire Carers Association have supported the development of both the online information finder and self-assessment tool, providing feedback on the structure, content, use of language and purpose including having early access to the system to provide feedback.

Anyone who cannot use the internet, does not think the information provided is what they are looking for or would like to be assessed can email contact.centre@derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533190 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.