If your care needs meet our eligibility criteria you will be assessed to see if you are eligible for financial help with meeting the cost of your care.
Nursing and residential care
Read our guidance for choosing and paying for residential and nursing care booklet to find out if you may be eligible for help.
Care to live at home
For charges for care to live at home, read our fairer charging policy. Our policy on charges for support to live at home are based on the Government’s Fairer Charging policy, please visit the Department for Health website to read the policy.
If your care needs don't meet our eligibility criteria, or if you don't qualify for financial support, contact the following organisations for advice. Please visit the websites for more information:
Age UK website - offer fact sheets to download or you can get advice from your local branch.
If you need advice from an independent financial adviser, visit the Financial Services Authority (FSA) website to check that the adviser is registered and that they hold the specialist qualification in advising on long term care (CF8), required by the FSA.
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