Self Funding Care
Help self funders understand their self funding care options; understand care funding jargon and help to guide your self funding care actions.
The Care Act 2014 will come into effect from April 2015 and is an overhaul of social care in England.
Fundamentally, the Act reforms how the law works and has prioritised people’s well being, needs and goals.
Councils must enable people to access independent financial advice to help steer them through the complexities of care funding.
Respite care is provided by residential homes for elderly people who require addititional support following an operation or illness, or to provide a regular carer with a well earned break.
Each year, thousands of people are told they have to self fund their long term care. At a time fraught with uncertainty and high emotions, it is only natural that an array of questions bubble to the surface. “How do I generate enough income to pay for my care?”, you might ask. “What type of care do I need?” “How do I protect my savings and family inheritance?” “Do I have to sell my home if I move into care?”.
Your local authority has a duty of care to carry out an assessment under Section 47 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990. Once your needs have been assessed, you will be advised of the type of care that is appropriate.