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

information for care Care Information Line

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

40 Saint Martin's Street

Hereford HR2 7SG

 

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire are an independent charity working for older people across the two counties. 

 

Tel 0800 008 6077

 

Herefordshire Care Information

LOCAL HELP & SUPPORT

IMPORTANT - HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY YET?

 

Adult social care, Advice and referral team, Franklin House, 4 Commercial Road, Hereford HR1 2BB

 

 

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 01432 260101

 

email ASCAdviceandReferralTeam@herefordshire.gcsx.gov.uk

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Kington, Leominster, Hereford, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye

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Paying for Care

Other sources of help & advice

Independent Care Advice Specialist

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

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

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

SFE GOV.UK