Clear and simple guidance to help older people find their way through the care maze

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Age UK Blackpool and District

89 Abingdon Street

Blackpool

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Age UK Blackpool's aim is to help older people make the most of later life.

 

Tel 01253 622812

Blackpool Care Information

LOCAL HELP & SUPPORT

IMPORTANT - HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY YET?

 

Blackpool Council

Municipal Buildings

Corporation Street

Blackpool

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Your local authority has a responsibility to keep its residents safe and to support their general wellbeing. Whether you believe you will have to pay for care, or not we recommend you contact your local authority's social service department ASAP and request a needs assessment.

 

Tel 01253 477592

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Lancashire, Blackburn click here

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Blackpool | Lancashire | Lancs

Long Term Care | Care Fees Advice | Care Fees Funding | Paying for Care | Financial Advice | Immediate Needs Annuity

Care Home | Home Care | Solicitor | Lawyer | Lasting Power of Attorney

Paying for Care

Other sources of help & advice

Independent Care Advice Specialist

LOOKING FOR A CARE HOME OR OTHER CARE SERVICES?

 

Alternatively there are a number of websites where you can search in your local area. The following are probably the better ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They have a website where you can search care homes and other care providers. My NHS also has search facilities.

carehome.co.uk HousingCare.org Care Quality Commission homecare.co.uk

NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care

 

To find out more - Age UK have an excellent factsheet

Factsheet

CARE TO BE DIFFERENT

Helping you secure NHS funding for care fees

 

An excellent website that can help you understand NHS Continuing Healthcare

Website

SPECIALIST CARE FEES ADVICE

 

Are you worried about about paying for care, the possibility of your money running out and the problems involved?

 

Care Fees Advice, or care fees planning, is a specialist type of financial advice, provided by financial advisers, which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Usually this type of advice is sought when someone is moving into a care home;

sometimes people seek advice when looking for ways to fund care at home.

 

We believe the most experienced care fees advisers are to be found through the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA). All their members must adhere to a code of practice and full members must be fully accredited. You can search for an adviser local to you here.

 

You may also want to search the "Paying for Care" and "Symponia" websites.

SOLLA Paying for Care Symponia

LEGAL MATTERS

 

If you would like help with wills, Powers of Attorney or other legal matters relating to older people then we believe  Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) would be a good place to start. It is an independent, national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers, and legal executives who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

You can find a local legal adviser through them. 

 

 

 

 

Gov.UK has a useful website

GOV.UK
SFE