Gateshead Care Information
IMPORTANT - HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY YET?
If you believe you have care and support needs you should contact your local authority.
It has a responsibility to keep its residents safe and to support their general well-being.
We recommend you contact your local authority's social service department ASAP and request a needs assessment.
Paying for Care
Other sources of help & advice
LOOKING FOR A CARE HOME OR OTHER CARE SERVICES?
If you are looking to arrange care in your own home or looking to move into a care home then
click the link below to find the services you need in your area.
NHS CONTINUING HEALTHCARE & NHS FUNDED NURSING CARE
If you have health-based needs, as well as your social care needs, you may be entitled
to some assistance with meeting the cost of your care in a care home,
or at home, from your local NHS. Click below to read more.
SPECIALIST CARE FEES ADVICE
If you are paying for care it would be wise to investigate the options you have to fund it, the help that may be available and the consequences of running out of money. Click below to read more.
When you are in need of care it is important to make sure your legal affairs are in order. This could be making sure
your will is up to date or allowing someone you trust to make decisions about your finances, health and welfare when you can no longer do so yourself. To read more about this and find the best places to find help click below.