Residential Care

If you receive care in a care home, or are considering moving into care, then you will either be funding it yourself (i.e. Self Funding) or you will be receiving financial help from your local authority. It is important to understand the differences and the problems that can occur if you make the wrong decisions about where you receive your care.

 

There can be a huge difference in the fees charged by care homes and if you qualify the local authority will only pay a certain amount towards your care, in many cases it is not enough to meet the fee that your chosen care home is charging. If the wrong decisions are made about where you receive your care there may be financial consequences ahead leading to distress for you and your family. So let's look at the different ways your care could be funded. READ MORE

*This website currently covers the care system in England. There are differences in how care is delivered and funded in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. If you reside in either of these countries we would suggest a good starting point would be the Age UK offices for your country.  Please click the link Northern IrelandScotlandWales