Living in the community
How much do I have to pay for care I receive at home?
Find out if you will need to contribute to the cost of care at home services.
Do I have to pay for personal care?
Find out about free personal and nursing care. Includes information on how you qualify for personal care services.
Find out about Self-Directed Support and our pilot if you want more choice and control over the social care services provided to you.
Do I have to pay for services when I have been discharged from hospital?
Find out if you will pay for the services you are assessed as needing when you leave hospital.
What will it cost me if I have a short break away from home?
Find out about the cost of a short break or respite care.
Caring for others
What financial help and benefits are available for people who care for others?
Details of where you can find out about the benefits and financial support you may be eligible for if you care for someone. Includes information on the Family Fund and benefits for people looking after a child with a disability.
Moving into a care home
Do I have to pay if I move into a care home?
Find out if you will need to contribute to the cost of staying in a care home.
Do I have to sell my house?
Find out about deferred payments and how you may not have to sell your house if you need to pay for your care.
Work and education
Can I get help with finding a job?
Information to help you find a job or go to college / university.
Benefits and allowances
Can I get help with managing my money?
Information on the organisations that can help you manage your finances.
What benefits could I be entitled to?
A list of useful links to organisations that can give you advice about the benefits you may be entitled to. Includes information on council tax, housing benefit, pension credit, winter fuel allowance and disability living allowance.
What funds and grants could I be eligible to receive?
Find out about the funds and grants available. Includes information on community care loans, cold weather and winter fuel payments, the Family Fund, heating and insulation grants and SCARF.
How do I get financial help with transport?
Find out about the tramsport and concession schemes entitling you to discounted or free travel.