Paying for Care

Paying for Care

Who will pay for the care you need?

If you're looking to find out how you can cover the cost of essential later life care then you've come to the right place. When funding your own care you need a good idea of how to plan and manage funding - and also what to expect in terms of likely fees. However, you may also be entitled to funding support for ongoing medical needs, so you need to know about those options too.

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Funding Care

This section provides a clear overview to the financial management options available to self-funders.

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NHS Funding

Even if you are responsible for funding your own care, there are instances where the NHS will contribute to the cost of ongoing medical care.

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Top-up Fees

If you are not funding your own care, but reliant on the local authority to pay, a top-up payment from a third party can make a considerable difference in the care home accommodation you receive; it needs to bridge the gap between the fees charged by the care home, and the sum that the local authority is prepared to pay.

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