Live in Care

Care Funding

You may find that you are entitled
to some level of funding to finance
your care at home

Home care funding entitlements

You may qualify for some level of funding from your local authority or the NHS.

Attendance Allowance

Anyone over 65 can claim Attendance Allowance (AA).  These payments of either £55.10 or £82.30 per week are non-means tested, tax free and usually added to pension payments. They can only be accessed for help with personal care. You can apply for Attendance Allowance online

NHS Continuing Healthcare and funded nursing care

This is a non-means tested package of care funded by the NHS available to those with an assessed health need.  This care funding can be used in your own home.  To qualify an assessor looks at your day-to-day needs.

The Good Care Group works with Care to Be Different, an organisation that supports eligible families to secure NHS continuing healthcare funding.   We would be happy to put you in touch with them and help you through the process. 

Pension credit

This provides a guaranteed minimum level of income (Guarantee Credit) by topping up weekly income if it is below the threshold (£155.60 if you are single, £237.55 if you have a partner).  These amounts may increase further depending on your individual circumstances. 

Council tax

If your savings are less than £16,000 you can potentially reduce council tax payments (subject to an assessment).  With a formal diagnosis of dementia, payments will also significantly reduce.  If a council tax single occupancy reduction is being claimed, you will not lose this entitlement if you have a live-in carer. 

Local Authority support

This is only accessible if your capital assets do not exceed £23,250.

Live-in Care Funding Guidance 

The Live in Care Hub, a not-for-profit organisation, has produced a useful funding care guide. You can preview the guide or download the PDF file by clicking here.

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