Paying for care
In order that you can make informed financial decisions and understand the cost involved with paying for care, the following information may assist you to plan for immediate and future care needs. Understanding care and funding options is crucial in order for you to make an informed decision and choose the right solution. Seeking good and impartial financial information and advice can enable you to better understand how available resources can be used flexibly to fund a range of care options.
Wakefield Council publishes information about the following
- Care charges
- The Care Cap (which will be introduced in 2016 - information to be provided soon)
- Paying for Residential Care
- Respite Care
You can also discuss any of the above by calling the Personalisation & Assessment Team at Wakefield Council on 01924 307317 - option 2.
Independent financial advice is available locally from the Citizens Advice Bureau. They provide advice online, by telephone, email and face to face and they can direct you to sources of independent financial advice.
The following national organisations provide impartial advice and information about paying for your care
- CareAware UK provides free advice on care fee funding for older people.
- First Stop Care Advice provides independent free advice and information about care and support.
- National Careline is a non-profit organisation, and provides information about care and support.
- Which? Elderly Care provides free impartial advice about care options.
- Age UK provide advice guides about paying for care.
Further information about budgeting and financial advice can be found here.Last reviewed: 25/02/2015