Live-in Local Authority Funded Home CareBook your free care assessment now
The first step with local authority funded care is to see if you qualify. From here you need to contact your local council to ask for a home care financial assessment to see if you are eligible for live-in care funding. Once the financial and care assessment has been completed your assessor will discuss your options.
You might be eligible for the local council to pay towards the cost of your care if you have less than £23,250 in savings.Exactly how much your council will pay depends on what care you need and how much you can afford to pay. The financial assessment is free and happens after a needs assessment or carer’s assessment.
Assessing your care and finances
Abicare will work with your local social services to complete your care needs assessment and agree on a care plan. Your local authority will then arrange your financial assessment or means test.
Once your local authority knows what kind of care support you need, how much it costs and how much you’re able to afford, they will confirm the amount they will fund.
Receiving your funding
You have three options for receiving your funds:
- Managed by the council: care is funded and arranged by social services with Abicare.
- A personal budget: care is arranged with Abicare by you and funded using a personal budget social services pays you.
- A mixed package: the council arranges some of your care with Abicare and you pay for the rest with a personal budget.
What is a personal budget?
A personal budget is the sum of money your local council agrees to pay towards any social care and support you need, such as Abicare’s visiting and live-in care services.
The different ways you can receive your personal budget
You can then choose to get your personal budget in these ways.
- Direct payments; you receive a direct payment into your bank account each month and pay the money directly to Abicare and supply receipts for the money being spent on care.
- Individual Services Fund (ISF): Abicare manages your budget and your care for you, including any part of your care plan not provided by Abicare, such as a group activity.
What are the benefits of Individual Services Funds (ISF)?
- You get choice and control over your care.
- You don’t have to manage the budget.
Individual Service Funds are available in some parts of the UK. Contact Abicare to find out if this is offered in your area.
Why choose Live-in care?
The wellbeing of our clients is at the heart of Abicare – We will endeavour to complete your care assessment within 24 hours of your initial enquiry, and have the carer in post within 24-48 hours.
We know how important that special relationship with the carer is, which is why we will work hard to match you or your loved ones with the perfect carer.
The care we deliver empowers our clients to be more independent within their own homes for as long as possible, and with Abicare you can rest assured that when it comes to you and your care needs, we are understanding, adaptable and flexible.
As a UK care provider, Abicare is governed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), ensuring that everything we do meets industry standards. We take our social, health and safety responsibilities seriously, along with our regulated policies and procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions about Live-in care.
What is Live-in care?
Live-in care is where you have a fully trained carer living with you in your own home. Your Live-in carer will support you with your specific care needs to keep you safe, comfortable and living independently at home. Learn more about Live-in home care.
How much does Live-in care cost? Is it expensive?
The exact cost of Live-in care will be dependent on the level of care needed; this will be confirmed once we have visited your home to conduct a full care assessment. Live-in care can be more cost-effective than you realise.
What do I need to be able to have a Live-in carer?
A Live-in carer will need space of their own with a bed, access to bathroom facilities and a kitchen so food can be prepared by the carer for the client and themselves, if required. Learn more about a Live-in carer’s needs and how to get a Live-in carer.
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