We understand that receiving care support can be a significant cost, but there are several ways to receive financial support, and along with usual benefits such as disability allowance and pensions, can help ease the financial burden.
Direct payments are means tested financial support for those receiving care. Depending on the threshold you may be legible to have all, or part of your care paid for.
Search your local borough website or social services to set up the financial and care assessment and you could receive care completely free, and you can have the option of control of your funding yourself or, if you feel managing the money a chore, your local council can handle all accounting for you. Click here to find out more
Funded by the NHS, CHC provide financial support for a complete care package regardless of financial threshold, but based on need, i.e. for those with serious health conditions only. Click here for more information and the next steps to take.
Is a benefit for anyone, due to disability, that needs care support? Not means tested and with possible benefits for the carers themselves (Carers Allowance), it is worth applying, click here for more information
A benefit for those under pension age but need support with care. Not means but needs based the allowance can continue automatically once pension age is reached. Click here to find out more.