Paying for home care
How can those who need help fund home care?
If you think your parent or other older relative or friend needs help with day-to-day living, you can apply to their local authority for a confidential, free care needs assessment. This care needs assessment is used to determine the level of care and support that an individual needs. It’s usually the first step in getting […]Read more
A recent report has uncovered what the authors call a “postcode lottery” around how local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales fund care. The report has prompted us to take another look at how care is funded by local authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s slightly complicated, but here’s what the situation […]Read more
The first phase of the Care Act has now come into force with more to follow next spring. Holly Chantler, Senior Associate Solicitor at Morrisons Solicitors LLP, provides a run-down of how we can expect local authorities to help in the care of older friends and family. What is the Care Act 2014? The Care […]Read more