Care and disability
Choosing the right care services, support for carers and paying for the cost of care
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Support for carers
Find out about support available to carers and how to manage the money of someone you're caring for.
- Help manage the money of someone you’re caring for
- Support services available to carers
- Financial support for young carers
Illness and disability
Advice about Personal Independence Payment, disability grants, aids and equipment.
- How to sort out your money if you become ill or disabled
- Support to help you keep your job when ill or disabled
- Help to find work if you’re disabled
- Support to help you study when ill or disabled
- Disability and sickness benefits – check your entitlements
- Personal Independence Payment – an introduction
- Universal Credit for disabled people
- Financial support if you or your child has a disability
- How to appeal against a disability benefits decision
- Funding to adapt your home for accessibility
- Charitable grants for ill or disabled people
- Shopping around for disability aids and equipment
- Motability, Blue Badge Scheme and discounted travel
- Money saving tips and discounts for disabled people
- Buying insurance if you're ill or disabled
- Getting a mortgage if you're ill or disabled
- Getting a loan if you're ill or disabled
- Early retirement because of illness or disability
- Moving from DLA to PIP – coping with income changes
- Moving from DLA to PIP – what to do if your award is reduced or stopped
Care advice and help
Help with choosing the right care services, setting up a power of attorney, and dealing with problems.
- Long-term-care services at a glance
- Planning ahead for when you can't manage your money
- Care services to help you stay in your own home
- Preparing for illness, old age and death
- Care home or home care?
- Choosing the right care home
- What if you’re unhappy with the care you receive
- How to challenge your local authority over your care
- Solving problems if family members are helping you
- Employing someone to help with your care
- When someone needs formal help managing their money
- Setting up a power of attorney
- Setting up a trust
- What is a trustee?
- Resolving problems with attorneys and trustees
- Self-funding your long-term care – your options
Paying for care
Learn about NHS and self-funding options, managing direct payments, and other ways to pay for your care.
- Are you eligible for NHS continuing healthcare funding?
- Benefits you can claim when you have care needs
- Get financial advice on how to fund your long-term care
- Local authority funding for care costs – do you qualify?
- Registered Nursing Care Contribution
- Means tests for help with care costs – how they work
- How a local authority care-needs assessment works
- Direct payments explained
- Managing direct payments to pay for the care you need
- How to fund your long-term care – a beginner’s guide
- Claiming on insurance to help cover the costs of care
- Using a home reversion plan to pay for your care
- Make your money easier to manage by yourself
- Using investment bonds to pay for your long-term care
- Immediate need care fee payment plans
- Using a lifetime mortgage to pay for your long-term care
- Using an equity release scheme to fund your care
- Paying your own care costs but the money’s run out?
- Downsizing your home to fund your long-term care
- Deferred payment agreements: for people with homes who are moving into residential care