His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 to 9 April 2021

Read the statement made by the Chair of the Council

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Due to essential maintenance our online forms, grants system and planning, building control and licensing applications will be unavailable Saturday 17 April between 11am and midday

Emergency contacts

Urgent help and support for situations which have reached a crisis and can’t wait until the next working day. 


If you have any concerns about your own safety or an adult at risk, you must report it. If anyone is in immediate danger call 999 and ask for police assistance.

How to manage your own care and stay independent

A wide range of care and support to help meet your needs and stay independent and active. This website is a source of information, advice and guidance. It provides details on local organisations, services and support as well as community groups, events and activities in your area.

Care cost calculator

For care arranged by the council you can get an idea of what the costs could be. The calculator will give you an estimate of how much you may need to pay towards long-term residential care, care in your home or a short stay in a residential home. It is a confidential and easy-to-use tool.

How we help you stay independent, safe and well

We are committed to providing good quality information, advice and support about the range of help available. The Care Act helps make care and support, and the way everyone pays for it, clearer, easier to access and more consistent across England. We want to help enable you to make informed choices about your current and future care.