When you are looking for care and support for yourself or a loved one, it can be difficult to know where to start. We are here to make things easier for you. There are a number of options available to you which are explained below.
Healthcare is not free for everyone. You would normally expect to contribute towards your care costs. Whether or not care is fully funded, partially funded or privately funded will depend upon the type of care required, your needs and your finances.
|Over £23,250||You will be assessed as being able to meet the full cost of your care yourself.|
|Between £14,250 and £23,250||The council will pay some money towards your care.|
|£14,250 or under||The council will pay for the care that they have considered to be necessary from your care needs assessment.|
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you could receive funding from the NHS, Local Council and/or Welfare Benefits. Your eligibility is determined through a financial assessment which is conducted around the same time that your care needs are assessed by a social worker.
If you currently receive council-funded care and would like to take control of your budget, you can elect to take a Direct Payment. You will then receive money for your care services directly from the council, which you can then use to pay for care of your choice. This allows you to control over who provides your care, when it is provided and the mix of services you use (i.e. home care, day centres, social clubs etc).
Healthvision can help you to set-up direct payments and can even help you to manage your budget.
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This requires you to make an application. Your social worker, Citizens Advice Bureau or other local charities can give you advice on benefits, your entitlements and can help you with the forms.
If you are not eligible for government-funded care then you will need to pay privately for your care. You can contact us on 020 7372 2895 and we can design a package of care which meets your care needs and budget.
Here are some links which you may find useful: