Clear and simple guidance to help older people find their way through the care maze
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
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.
Age UK West Sussex
Suite 2, First Floor
Age UK West Sussex provides free confidential information and advice
on a wide range of issues for older people, their families and carers.
Tel 01903 731 800
East Sussex click here
IMPORTANT - HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY YET?
West Sussex County Council Adults’ CarePoint,
Second Floor, The Grange,
County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RG
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 01243 642121
LOCAL HELP & SUPPORT
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.
Amberley, Arundel, Barnham, Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Gatwick, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lancing,
Lindfield, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Petworth, Selsey, Shoreham by Sea, Southbourne, West Wittering, Westbourne, Woodmancote, Worthing
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
CAREWISE - CARE FUNDING SCHEME
West Sussex County Council together with expert partners including SOLLA, Age UK West Sussex,
and West Sussex Partners in Care, introduced Carewise, a care funding scheme