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How to Pay for Care Home Fees in Edinburgh

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How to Pay for Care Home Fees in Edinburgh

May 28th, 2024

Sometimes, it’s possible to avoid care home costs in Scotland. This blog explains how and why, with information to help you whatever the outcome of your care home fee arrangement.

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Can you get a free care home in Bristol if you have dementia?

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Can you get a free care home in Bristol if you have dementia?

April 27th, 2024

Lots of people think that a dementia diagnosis automatically entitles a person to free social care funded by the NHS or the local authority in Bristol. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

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Will the NHS pay for your care costs in Bristol?

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Will the NHS pay for your care costs in Bristol?

April 16th, 2024

Read this guide before you pay for your care services or your parent’s care services in Bristol. Financial support for care fees could be available. 

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Will WASPI women get compensation in 2024?

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Will WASPI women get compensation in 2024?

April 16th, 2024

With longer to wait for their pension, women born in the 1950's have been unable to afford care services as well as other essentials. WASPI news updates here.

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How to avoid selling your house to pay for care

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How to avoid selling your house to pay for care

March 27th, 2024

Can you be forced to give up your home to pay for care fees and is there a way to have your care paid for you by the NHS?

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State Pensions will rise by 8.5% starting April 1st, 2024

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State Pensions will rise by 8.5% starting April 1st, 2024

March 22nd, 2024

Great news for UK retirees as thousands of pensioners who claim the full State Pension will receive up to £900 extra a year.

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DWP Universal Credit Payments to Rise: Extra £470 a year

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DWP Universal Credit Payments to Rise: Extra £470 a year

March 22nd, 2024

Universal Credit is rising by 6.7% from April 2024. Find out how much extra you could get from the DWP to help with home care costs, rent, and food. 

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NHS Funded Nursing Care Rate Changes for 2024/25

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NHS Funded Nursing Care Rate Changes for 2024/25

March 14th, 2024

Will you or someone you love benefit from the increase in NHS-Funded Nursing Care? Find the latest information on the 2024/25 rates for NHS-Funded Nursing Care (FNC) here.

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Attendance Allowance | How to Claim to Pay for Home Care

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Attendance Allowance | How to Claim to Pay for Home Care

February 29th, 2024

Are you eligible to claim Attendance Allowance? If so, you could use the payments to pay towards the cost of home care services near you.

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