Costing and Funding

Self or Privately Funded

Many of our clients will be self funding and will not be eligible for any state funding towards the cost of care. If you do not have the resources there are other avenues to explore which may provide some financial support. If you are considering using financial services products such as a property equity release scheme, we strongly urge you to seek advice from a qualified Independent Financial Advisor.

Attendance Allowance

There is a higher and lower rate which is tax free and NOT means tested. This is benefit for people aged 65 and over who need help with their personal care. Visit the government website using this link to download a claim form or alternatively ring the Benefit Enquiry Line on 0800 882200.

Social Services Funding

There are a number of different benefits depending on your exact situation. If you have limited income/assets and need care or support at home, you can apply to your county council for a free of charge care needs/financial assessment. If you are eligible, social services may provide full or part funding through direct payments, or via a personal budget. For more information please contact either Surrey Adult Social Care Team on 0300 200 1005 or visit their website using this link or Hampshire Adult Services on 0845 603 5630 or visit their website using this link

Carers Allowance

This is a benefit to help people who look after someone who is disabled, even if they are not related or living with the disabled person. To apply on line please use this link

Independent Living Fund

The Independent Living Fund (ILF) is designed to help you, if you are disabled, to live independently at home rather than in residential care. Payments from the fund can be used for personal and domestic care in your own home. There is a maximum amount payable per week.

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Astor Care & Nursing Agency,
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