Your assets and the financial assessment for care home fees

If you need help from the council to pay care home fees, this factsheet looks at what happens if you transfer your property, spend large sums of money or do anything else to reduce your assets before moving into a care home. If the council thinks you did

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Paying care home top-up 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

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Funding Long-term Care for Older People

Briefing paper focusing on the options for funding long-term care and the lessons that can be drawn from other countries experiences.

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Using direct payments or a personal budget

This factsheet is relevant to you if you have had a care needs assessment, qualify for council support and social services are arranging your care. Your personal budget is the amount of money that the council has calculated is needed to meet your socia

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FirstStop: Advice for older people

A 1/4 A4, 2 sided, promotional flyer about FirstStop Advice. Flags 3 main advice areas – housing, care and finance: – Do you need advice or information about housing or care options? – Advice about paying for care? – Information about services to help

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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 dec

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Facing the cost of long term care – Towards a sustainable funding system

One in a series of publications by JRF; this one brings together a series of discussions of an advisory group established by JRF to steer its ongoing work on care funding.

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Direct Payments for Personal Assistance in Hampshire

Housing Lin case study no 10 – Example of a well-established Direct Payments service, managed by Hampshire County Council in partnership with users of direct payments, carers and voluntary sector support agencies.

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