We understand the raft of payment options available to you and we will work with you to help identify the best options available to you.
You can choose to pay for the care privately or you may be entitled to supplementary funding from the local council, such as ‘independent living allowance’.
Social care is not free to everyone, but you can apply via your local social services, who will undertake care and financial assessments to verify that you are eligible for additional support.
You may also be entitled to funding through what is commonly called ‘Direct Payment’. Direct payments are monetary payments by local councils direct to individuals who have been assessed as needing care services, including those that find themselves caring for others. Direct payments help people who want to manage their own support to improve their quality of life. They are designed to promote independence, choice and inclusion by enabling people to purchase the assistance or service that the council would otherwise provide, in order to live in their own homes, be fully involved in family and community life and to engage in work, education and leisure.BB
The government is eager to increase the number of people who receive direct payments, thereby increasing the number of people have access to the benefits that they bring. As such social services departments are now duty bound to consider direct payments for almost all service users who have been assessed as needing care.
Social services will give you an agreed amount which you can then use to organise the care services of your choice, rather than settling for the service they may wish to provide. In certain circumstances the NHS may also provide funding for care packages.
If you would like to discuss funding options for your bespoke personal care plan, simply contact us. A member of our team will be happy to help.
Pringles Care services recommend that all clients and potential service users seek additional advice from an independent financial adviser to help make these important decisions.