Paying for your care

Funding your own care at home or in a #carehome​

Social care helps people to carry out everyday tasks, like washing,
dressing and eating. It might be provided at home or in a residential
care home. Some people will qualify for funding from their council, but
many will end up paying for all of their care themselves. This guide is
intended for people paying for their care, and their friends and family.
It looks at:

  • how to get started
  • the differences between care at home and care in a care home
  • how council assessments work
  • ways to pay for your care
  • what to do if your financial situation changes.

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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