How much does a care home cost?

Unsure how much you should be spending on the care of a loved one, or whether you are eligible for financial support? We've put together a list of websites which should offer you free and impartial advice to help support you at a difficult time.

The websites below will give you some impartial advice on what options are available to you when it comes to funding your own care journey or that of one of your loved ones.

 

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. Specialising in support for dementia, the charity also offers a range of impartial advice on the cost of care in the UK, as well as what options are available to you.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/legal-financial/care-home-fees

 

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Their ‘Paying for Residential Care’ guide can be a useful tool for navigating the often complicated nature of the care system.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/care/paying-for-care/paying-for-a-care-home/

 

Carehome.co.uk

Carehome.co.uk is the leading UK Care Home review website with 17,680 Care Homes, 16 million+ visits per year & 180,589 Care Home reviews. The following article explains what amount you will be expected to pay towards your care and how much the state will be expected to pay as well.

https://www.carehome.co.uk/advice/who-pays-what

 

NHS

The NHS offers a range of advice and guidance to UK citizens looking to learn more about nursing and residential care. The link below is a particularly useful resource for finding out whether your local council can help pay for your care.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/money-work-and-benefits/when-the-council-might-pay-for-your-care/

 

PayingForCare

PayingForCare is a not-for-profit company that helps people make more informed decisions about the arrangements and funding for their long-term care. The following guide offers some clear advice on the average price of care in the UK.

https://www.payingforcare.org/how-much-does-care-cost/

 

The Money Advice Service

If you are yet to make a decision between choosing Domiciliary Care or Residential Care, then the following link from the Money Advice Service will help you to understand the costs associated with either option.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/care-home-or-home-care

 

UK Care Guide

The UK Care Guide has identified three major factors that impact care home prices in the UK.

https://ukcareguide.co.uk/care-home-costs/

 

Which?

Which? are the UK’s “consumer champion”, here to make life simpler, fairer and safer for everyone. In the following blog, they explain some of the options for paying for a care home, from local authority support and NHS Continuing Healthcare to paying the costs yourself.

https://www.which.co.uk/later-life-care/financing-care/care-home-finance/paying-for-a-care-home-a4p376v5rfjf

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