You are able to access and gain information, advice and assessments of what help you and your carer may need free of charge. However, if you are assessed as needing services, you may be asked to contribute towards the cost.
What advice and support we can provide
Paying for care
Paying for day care services, care in your own home, residential care and the assessment process.
Information about the range of benefits that you may be eligible for and how to apply.
Management of your personal financial affairs
Our Client Finance and Property Team can apply to become deputy and/or appointee for an individual. The terms deputyship & appointeeship relate to the handling of someone else's finances. If awarded, we then receive the individual's income and make arrangements to pay their bills on their behalf.
We may be able to give you the funds so that you can arrange to purchase the assessed services yourself.
Please note the following:
This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use any information you provide to us when applying for services, for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. To read the National Fraud Initiative statement in full, visit our Fair Processing Notice webpage.