Firstly, we encourage you to find out whether you are entitled to financial support. You may be eligible for funding from your local authority, and if you have not already done so, the first step is to contact your local council, who will be able to assist and answer your questions. They will assess your needs, your personal financial circumstances and determine if you meet their eligibility criteria for help with funding your care. If you’re eligible for funding, your council will have a preferred care provider who they will put you in contact with.
Should you wish to use a care provider of your choice, like Eleanor Healthcare, local authorities may agree to pay your funds directly into your bank account. This is called a Personal Budget or Direct Payment and gives you the freedom to arrange your own care. Whilst this may seem daunting, here at Eleanor Healthcare, we will take care of the recruitment of your carers and the financial administration for you. We will work with you or your loved one to create a personalised care plan to meet your needs.
If you aren’t eligible for funding from your local authority, you also have the option to fund your own care on a “pay-as-you-go” basis.