Paying for home care
We explain the options for paying for care at home, from local authority support to paying for it yourself, known as self-funding.
Home care fees
Find out about home care fees and how they can vary according to where you live in the UK, as well as the type of care you need.
Local authority funding for home care
Following a financial assessment, government funding for home care may be given. We explain about the means test thresholds and other rules.
Financial assessment calculations for home care
The financial assessment undertaken by local authorities is governed by strict guidelines. We give you an overview of the most important elements.
Personal budgets and direct payments
Find out about personal budgets and direct payments and how they give you greater control over the services you need for your care at home.
Claiming a VAT discount
Don’t lose out if you’re aged 60 years or over and have mobility needs or a disability: you may qualify for a discount on VAT.
Equity release for care at home
Equity release can release capital to help pay for care at home, but it isn’t suitable for everyone. We explain the benefits and pitfalls.
If you’re finding it difficult to wash or get dressing, home care can provide the extra support that you need.
Home care services can be provided by a range of organisations or even private individuals.
Here are the questions to ask a home care agency. Prepare for your meeting and get the answers you need.