A guide to finding financial support for care

There are several funding options available to support individuals in accessing home care services. These options include:



Local Authority Funding

Local authorities are responsible for assessing an individual's care needs and providing funding accordingly. This can be done through a care needs assessment conducted by the local authority's social services department.


Direct Payments

If an individual is eligible for local authority funding, they may have the option to receive direct payments from the local authority. This allows them to have more control and flexibility in arranging and managing
their own care services.

Personal Budgets

Personal budgets are allocated by local authorities to eligible individuals based on their care needs. This funding can be used to organise and pay for home care services of the individual's choice,
including hiring private caregivers.

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a tax-free benefit provided by the government for individuals aged 65 or above who need help with personal care due to a disability or illness. This funding can be used to cover the costs of home care.

NHS Continuing Healthcare

In certain cases, individuals with complex health needs may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. This funding covers the costs of home care, including nursing care, provided by the NHS.







What is the difference
between a home care service
and a residential care home?

One of the main advantages of our home care service is that you can remain in the comfort and familiarity of your own home. This can greatly contribute to your overall well-being and emotional stability. 

Our home carers will work to empower you to maintain your independence and autonomy by allowing you to continue living in your own home on your terms. You will have more control over your daily routines and decisions compared to living in a residential nursing home.

an elderly lady smiling with a nurse in her home





Useful Links 

  • Friends of the Elderly is a charitable organisation dedicated to offering assistance to elderly individuals experiencing financial challenges. 
  • Age UK stands as the premier charity in the nation, committed to aiding millions of individuals in understanding their rights and making optimal choices for their later years.
  • Diabetes UK provides practical guidance, educational support, and valuable resources to assist in the management of the condition.
  • The Stroke Association is dedicated to aiding individuals in rebuilding their lives after experiencing a stroke.
  • Parkinson's UK is a dynamic, community-driven force poised for significant advancements in understanding and addressing Parkinson's Disease
  • MDNA is a charitable organization devoted to assisting individuals and families impacted by Motor Neurone Disease (MND), also recognized as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). 

  • RNID is a proficient organization specializing in assisting individuals experiencing hearing loss, while also providing guidance and support to their friends and families.
  • Scope's primary goal is to foster a more equitable society for individuals with disabilities.
  • Bladder and Bowel UK is dedicated to offering support and information to individuals facing challenges with bladder and bowel issues.
  • Marie Curie extends assistance to individuals facing terminal illnesses, delivering expert care and support to both patients and their families.
  • Independent Age offers support to older individuals through a variety of services, including the provision of information and advice, befriending, and assistance with social care.
  • Careline365's mission is to enhance the safety and enjoyment of later life for as many individuals as possible.