With the continued squeeze on the public purse, local authorities and the NHS are likely to continue tightening their approach to funding care fees.
You are therefore increasingly likely to be required to fund your own care and the costs may be significant. We can advise on the implications of such fees and tailor our advice to assist you in obtaining the statutory funding which you may be entitled to.
The rules relating to care costs are complex and "who pays" will depend on your needs and your financial circumstances.
Third party top up arrangements
A third party top up agreement is just that, it is payable by a third party, usually a friend, relative or charity. It cannot usually be paid for by the person who is in receipt of care.
Continuing Healthcare (NHS funding)
NHS continuing healthcare is non-means tested, unlike social and community care services provided by local authorities for which you may be charged depending on your income and savings.
Aftercare (Mental Health Act Funding)
The duty to provide these services is non-means tested and continues until both the NHS and local authority have agreed that the patient no longer requires any services.
Local Authority Financial Assessment
The rules relating to local authority means assessments are complex.
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