Care and support at home (FS6)

When asked, many older people would prefer to remain in their own homes if they needed care and indeed, for some time now, it has been government policy to encourage and enable this to happen. Whatever the reason for needing it there is a myriad of help,

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Continuing Healthcare – should the NHS be paying for your care?

This factsheet explains when it is the duty of the NHS to pay for your social care. It covers what NHS Continuing Healthcare is, who is eligible, how the assessment process works and what you can do if you are unhappy with the outcome of an assessment.

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Direct Payments from social work

This explains the payments that can be made by Social Work Departments, so that individual people can arrange their own care to meet the needs that they’ve been assessed as having. It explains what Direct Payments are and what they can be used for.

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Domiciliary Care National Minimum Standards : Regulations

The criteria on which domiciliary care agencies (including LA provision & NHS Trusts) are assessed. Domiciliary care agencies provide personal care to people in their own homes, and they need to meet the required standards.

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British Red Cross website – short term support for independent living

Information about the short term support that the British Red Cross can help with, I.e. care in the home, medical equipment loans, transport & escort assistance, therapeutic massage, and skin camouflage treatment.

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What is Supporting People?

An overview of the Supporting People programme introduced in 2003. It describes the objectives, client groups, & defines housing-related support.

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Support for carers

This factsheet explains what benefits, services and support are available to help carers.

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Getting help

Wide range of information for carers, including what they can expect from local Social Services and Health Services, ideas for getting around, a health quiz, equipment & shopping, Welfare Benefits check, support for black & minority ethnic carers, and hel

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