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How to Obtain Local Authority Funding for Care at Home

In England and Wales, councils charge for the domiciliary care services that they provide, and only certain people qualify for help with the costs. So regardless of your loved one’s financial situation…

Capital Limits for Care Homes
Capital Limits for Care Homes

Not everyone is eligible for local authority funding, but many people will be able to get some kind of financial support. It all depends on the amount of capital (savings and assets) your loved one has, as well as their income. If your loved one…

Calculating Your Loved One's Capital and Income for Care at Home
Calculating Your Loved One’s Capital and Income for Care at Home

The financial assessment for care at home will look at your loved one’s income (the regular money they have coming in) and their capital (savings and assets they own that have monetary value)…

How Much will Local Authorities Pay for Care at Home?
How Much will Local Authorities Pay for Care at Home?

After the financial assessment has been completed, your loved one should be provided with written information from the local authority detailing how the charges are worked out, and what is payable by your loved one…

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments
Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

In England, most local authorities increasingly manage their care packages through the allocation of a Personal Budget. This system has been in place for the last few years, but with the implementation of…

What Does the Term ‘Broker’ Mean?
What Does the Term ‘Broker’ Mean?

Hiring your own carers or helpers using Direct Payments can be a hassle. Unless your loved one already has someone in mind, they might have to…