Caring for yourself or for a loved one doesn’t have to be needlessly expensive, however the costs can start to mount up, especially if you are out of work due to helping to provide care yourself.
At Apex HSC we take all budgets into consideration when we draw up our individual care plans, ensuring that no care we provide for a person is out of their financial means. The added stress of money problems can seriously affect quality of life, which is why we like to remain in close contact with each and every person involved to ensure the care package we put together remains the best possible option for you and the care user.
A great majority of people using care services will be entitled to direct payments from the local government. What this means in simple terms is that local councils are no longer able to arrange services for care users, instead they are allocated budgets to offer instead so that users can purchase the care they need for themselves.
People who are eligible for this option are:
- Older people who have been assessed as needing community care services
- Disabled people aged 16 and over
- Families with disabled children for children’s services
- Disabled parents for children’s services
Independent Living Fund
The Independent Living Fund is funding form the Government to support people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes. Payments are made to people with disabilities so they can afford the costs of a personal assistant or care agency to provide the support they need to remain living at home. You can find out more about the Independent Living Fund on the Government website by clicking here.
There are a number of benefits offered by the government which can help towards paying for yours or your loved one’s healthcare. For more information on what you may be entitled to claim, visit: https://www.gov.uk/benefits-adviser
If you would like to talk to a trained advisor on finding quality health and social care for you or somebody you know, please call 0845 600 3041.
Apex Health + Social Care is committed to providing the best in home and healthcare. From social care to full-time domiciliary care, we look to provide only the highest quality care packages for every care user.
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