Here are some informative PDF guides on the care and benefit system that I hope will help you to navigate your way through planning your care journey. I appreciate how difficult and complex it can be, so if you have any questions related to the topics covered in any of these guides please do not hesitate to contact me.
Guide to Care and Housing
As we are living longer the cost of care is something we are likely to be faced with but may not consider until it becomes unexpectedly urgent.
Guide to Claiming Attendance Allowance
Attendance Allowance is a tax free, non-means tested benefit administered by Disability and Carers Service for the Department of Works and Pensions for someone who suffers from an illness/disability and has care and/or supervision needs.
Guide to Continuing Healthcare
NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is a package of care arranged and funded solely by the NHS in England for a person who is aged 18 or over and has been found to have a ‘primary health need’ that has arisen because of disability, accident, or illness.
Guide to UK Local Authority Care (England)
The Care Act 2014 part one came into force from 1st April 2015, this is the legal framework for how the Local Authority identifies, meets and contributes towards the cost of care and support for adults in England.
Guide to Making Decisions & Mental Capacity
Choosing someone to manage your decisions, should there be a time when you are not able to, can help give peace of mind. It can save money and make sure that those caring for you consider your wishes if they are having to make decisions in your best interests.
Guide to Moving into a Care Home
Thinking about moving into permanent care but not sure what to look for, what or who to ask? It’s worth starting with what is important to you and may help to consider these key points.
Guide to Challenging a DWP Benefit Decision
This covers challenging benefit decisions made by the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP), for example; Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Carers Allowance and Pension Credit.