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

information for care

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and advice

 

What you need to do: Stay at home. Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (only if you cannot work from home). Stay 2 metres away from other people. Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

Age UK Buckinghamshire

145 Meadowcroft

Aylesbury

Bucks

HP19 9HH

 

Age UK Buckinghamshire puts the interests of older people living in Buckinghamshire at the

centre of everything they do, by helping them achieve and maintain their independence and wellbeing.

 

Tel 01296 431911

Buckinghamshire Care Information

LOCAL HELP & SUPPORT

IMPORTANT - HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY YET?

 

County Hall

Walton Street

Aylesbury

Buckinghamshire HP20 1UA

 

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 01296 383204

Email crr@buckscc.gov.uk 

Website Website

Milton Keynes click here

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Paying for Care

Independent Care Advice Specialist

Other sources of help & advice

LOOKING FOR A CARE HOME OR OTHER CARE SERVICES?

 

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. You can find inspection ratings for care providers here.

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

NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care

 

To find out more - Age UK have an excellent factsheet

CARE TO BE DIFFERENT

Helping you secure NHS funding for care fees

 

An excellent website that can help you understand NHS Continuing Healthcare

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

SPECIALIST CARE FEES ADVICE

 

Are you worried about about paying for care and the consequences of your money running out?

 

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

 

Aylesbury ,Beaconsfield, Bletchley, Bourne End, Buckingham, Burnham, Chalfont, Chesham, Denham, Flackwell Heath,

Gerrards Cross, Great Missenden, High Wycombe, Holmer Green, Lavendon, Long Crendon, Marlow, Milton Keynes

Princes Risborough, Richings Park, Seer Green, Steeple Claydon, Stoke Poge, Stokenchurch

SFE