Paying for care
Paying for care
If you need social care services, you may have to pay for them or at least make a payment towards the cost. So it's worth thinking about how you will pay. You can get advice about paying for care from many places, including many charities. If you have an assessment of your care and support needs, you will also have a financial assessment to work out what you can afford to pay. Some people with care and support needs may be able to get benefits like Attendance Allowance.
- Find out more about paying for services if you receive help from the council
- Find out about getting independent financial advice, including advice from a regulated adviser
10 Records in Paying for care.
Age UK (national charity)
Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Telephone: 0800 678 1174 (advice line)
Description: Age UK is a national charity that aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
Telephone: 0345 605 6055
Description: Attendance Allowance is a tax-free benefit for people aged 65 or over who need someone to help look after them because they are physically or mentally disabled.
PO BOX 8, Manchester, M30 9NY
Telephone: 0161 707 1107 ( Helpline)
Description: CareAware is a charity that offers independent public information, advisory and advocacy services which specialises in elderly care funding advice in the UK.
Certitude (Southside Partnership)
31-33 Lumiere Court, 209 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7BQ
Telephone: 020 8772 6222
Description: Certitude is a charity which supports people with learning disabilities and mental health needs to lead more independent lives.
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Telephone: FCA consumer helpline: 0800 111 6768, or The Money Advice Service: 08001387777
Description: The FCA, the regulator of UK financial services, maintains a searchable register of financial advisers and services and provides impartial information and guidance on money matters through its consumer helpline and website.
Help at home - AgeUK
Description: Age UK provide comprehensive and impartial information and advice from on how to get help with everything from personal care to home security.
Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)
Telephone: 0333 2020 454
Description: SOLLA is a not-for-profit organisation that helps people who are seeking advice in later life - it maintains a list of accredited advisers that specialise in later life financial advice.
The Money Advice Service
The Money Advice Service, Holborn Centre, 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD
Telephone: 0800 138 7777or Typetalk: 18001 0300 500 5000
Description: The Money Advice Service is a free, independent advice service which was set up by the government - it provides advice about many things, including about care, planning for the future, and funding and paying for care.
Telephone: 020 3960 9493
Description: Vibrance is Wandsworth Council's accredited support agency that help people to manage their social care direct payments and it also provides a personal assistant finder called LinkMeUp.
Which? Elderly Care
Description: Which? Elderly Care is a website that gives free, independent and practical advice about caring for older people, including about the different housing options and ways of funding care.