What is a local authority
Every person in Britain lives under a local authority. These local councils have responsibility for specific things, including services like education and some social care elements.
What form your local authority takes might differ depending on where you are, and councils have different names, so the local authority responsible for live-in care in your area might change from place to place. In most places, either the borough council, city council, or county council has responsibility for such social services. Elected councillors run local councils and are the decision-makers, but the operational work is done by paid staff. You can find details of your local council from its website or by calling them and being directed to the relevant department.