Care and support at home Assessment and funding

This guide explains how your council will assess whether you need care and support at home and whether you qualify for help towards the costs.

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Local Integrated Service Trusts A Sustainable Funding Model to Deliver Extra Care Housing

With a recent Social Care White Paper setting out a new direction for adult social care, this Housing LIN Viewpoint no 27 explains how Local Integrated Service Trusts could provide a sustainable vehicle for effective joint ventures between local authorities, social housing providers, charities and the private sector to develop capacity and investment in care […]

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Choosing and Paying for a Care Home

Moving to live in a care home is probably more complicated than any other home move, yet is often arranged at a time of crisis. This Guide aims to help you stay in control of events, understand what care homes are, consider alternatives, make your own decisions and see them through. The Guide is backed […]

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A fair contract with older people A special study of peoples experiences when finding a care home

A study looking at whether older people and family carers get the right information, advice and support they need regarding finding & moving into a care home. Results show self-funders often lack this, people’s choice of home can be limited, there is no transparency about payments, people can be confused about who pays for what […]

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Underfunded Undervalued and Unfit A fresh approach to social care for older people in England

A call for action to: bring the debate about the future of social care into the public domain; set it in its broader context; and implement a number of short and medium term recommendations on its funding.

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Paying care home topup fees

This factsheet explains when you or someone else – such as a relative, friend or charity – might have to pay a ‘top-up’ fee for you to stay in the care home of your choice. These rules apply if your place in a care home is being funded partly or fully by your local council.

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Funding in Extra Care Housing

Overview of the principal ways Extra Care Housing developments are financed, reviewing sources of capital funding, modelling of a scheme’s economic viability, and revenue funding

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Choice of Accommodation Care Homes Factsheet 60

This factsheet explains what rights care home residents have to choose which home they will live in when the local authority assists with the funding and arrangement of the placement. It is also relevant to residents who arrange and fund their own residential care to start with but need local authority assistance later on.

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