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The need for care can arise for different reasons, it might be a permanent need as a result of a disability, illness or frailty in old age or, it might be just a temporary need to get over an accident or a fall. Whatever the reason it is important to obtain a professional assessment of your needs.
The first port of call is Right Care Ltd who will contact your local social services department who have a duty to assess the care needs of anyone who has been identified as possibly needing community care services that can be provided by them.
These could include home care, meals on wheels, day care, equipment and alterations to your home care in a care home or respite care. There is no charge for an assessment from the council. Alternatively, if you can afford it, there are also independent agencies like Right Care Ltd that can do this privately.
Professionals assessing your needs decide what services or support can be provided to meet your needs. These could range from home help to a live in carer or from adapting your home to recommending alternative accommodation. Sadly, many local authorities on tight budgets can only provide care to those people who have substantial or critical needs so it is a good idea to ask them to describe what procedures, priorities, and rules they use to decide whether they will provide services, and if they will help to pay for them. Ask them to explain about how their rules apply to your situation.
Instead of asking for a contribution towards the cost of care services the council may offer direct payments, an amount of money they have assessed as you needing to enable you to buy in the services you need yourself.
The money must be spent on meeting your assessed needs and records have to be kept as to how the money is spent. Receiving direct payments does give you the choice of who the supplier is and can be used to purchase most community services. They cannot though be used to pay a relative or someone else living with you unless they are specifically employed as a live in carer which Right Care Ltd can also provide.
Paying for Care Privately
If you do not qualify for local council support it may be necessary to purchase the care you need privately through a company such as Right Care Ltd, who have to be registered with the relevant social care registration authority that also inspect them to ensure the care they are delivering is up to the prescribed minimum standards. The cost of employing a home care agency will depend on where you live and the amount of care you need.
For further information please call our friendly team on 01206 369900
If you would like to speak to a member of staff to obtain more in-depth information then please do not hesitate to contact us.