Funding Your Care
We can help you to consider the options available to help pay for care.
Assist you in minimising the impact of long term care fees. We can look at any benefit entitlement that currently have and advise on how to receive any additional state support that you are entitled too.
You can decide how much care you need, how much you can afford and when you want it. We can look at any benefit entitlement you currently have and advise on how to receive any additional state support that you are entitled to.
Direct Payments – funding
Social care is provided to people who have been assessed as having substantial or critical support needs with personal care getting meals managing medication and staying safe. If you need social care, the county council will arrange your care for you but they now have a duty to offer and provide direct payments. Direct payments are an alternative way of getting the care and support you need – these are cash payments made directly into a direct payment bank account so that you can use the money to make your own social care arrangements.
With a Direct Payment you have more choice control and Independence about how your care is organised if you would like to find out more about direct payments visit the Your Life, Your Choice website at www.yourlifeyourchoice.org.uk, pick up a leaflet from your library, phone adult social care enquiries on 0345 045 5202, or contact the Cambridgeshire Direct Payment Support Service on 0845 6000 684
Please call us on 01223 842100 to discuss – we would be delighted to help you.