Funding and Planning
Funding and Planning - to assist you in making the funding and planning process more simple
We recognise that selecting home care can be challenging, which is why we work with you to make the funding and planning process as simple as possible.
You may be eligible for a Carer’s Allowance (£67.60 a week) if you are 16 or older and spend more than 35 hours a week caring for someone with disabilities.
People who are in full-time education, get certain other benefits, or earn more than £123.00 per week after certain deductions are not eligible for this taxable benefit.
This is not means-tested and is a tax-free government benefit.
People over 65 who require regular assistance or constant monitoring during the day or at night are eligible for the base rate of Attendance Allowance (£60.00 per week).
Those over 65 who require assistance and supervision at all times of the day and night, or who are suffering from a terminal disease, are eligible for a higher amount of Attendance Allowance (£89.60 per week).
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- A long-term physical or mental health condition or disability
- Difficulty doing certain everyday tasks or getting around because of your condition
You can contact us on 01792 588 111
Funding from social services
Social services funding comes into effect if the person needing home care has less than £24,000 in savings, not including the value of their home.
You may have to pay up to a maximum of £100 a week if:
- You have a high level of disposable income
- You have savings and investments over £24,000
When deciding charges for non-residential home care, local authorities must allow you to keep a set amount to help meet your daily living costs.
If this is the case, the first step is to request a community care assessment from your local adult social services department.
If the person at issue is considered eligible for council-funded care, the local authority will set a budget based on their care requirements.
The maximum hourly charge for home care services varies depending on the jurisdiction.
It’s unlikely to cover the entire hourly cost of a good home care provider like Living at Home but call us to discuss funding and planning options.
Thanks to a government initiative to give individuals more options, you may now take control of your budget by having funding deposited into your bank account and topping up the hourly cost of receiving care from an agency of your choice.
You can contact us on 01792 588 111
Personal Health Budgets
They are an optional way to achieve your care and support requirements, providing you with more freedom over your decision making.
After a care and support plan has been agreed upon, the individual can manage their budget themselves or have it managed for them by the NHS or a third party.
Alternatively, the NHS team or a third party will assist them in identifying the services they require, as well as arranging and paying for them.
NHS Continuing Health Care Funding
This is more commonly offered to people who require nursing care rather than social assistance.
If you are being cared for at home, it may cover healthcare expenditures, personal care, lodging, and help for carers.
To see if you qualify for free NHS Continuing Care, you must first go through an initial screening followed by a more detailed evaluation by a team of two or more health and social care specialists involved in your care.
To begin your journey of care and support…
Give the team a call
If you or a loved one think we can help, please contact Joanne and the team
Arrange a visit
We will visit you at your home to discuss the care and support needs.
Meet your new friend
We’ll arrange for home visits and reviews to ensure best care and support