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There are many ways in which your care or support can be funded. enhance can provide you with advice and information on the various options availble to you.
Your local social services team will be able to advise you as to whether you meet the criteria for your package to be funded by them. (see useful links for contact details).
Other Funding Options
Privately Funded. You may choose to pay for your support yourself or the cost of your service can be split between other family members or funding sources. (split funding).
Direct Payments. You may be in receipt of, or eligible for direct payments. These can be used to fund support as you need it and from whom you choose to recieve it from. enhance can assist you in your application for direct payments or alternatively you can find more information here. Direct Payments Explained.
Individual (personalised) Budgets. This is a government backed pilot scheme for people who are entitled to social care funding and associated services to decide for themselves what support and services they require. More information can be found here. Individual Budgets.
Continuing Healthcare. Continuing Health Care is a fully funded scheme available to people with with acute health needs which can be met outside of an NHS hospital. More information can be found here. Continuing Health Care.
Independent Living Funds. Independent Living Fund payments are made by central government to disabled people to enable them to recieve support in their own homes as opposed to residential care. More information can be found here. ILF Info.
Attendance Allowance. Attendance Allowance is a tax free benefit made to people aged 65 or over who require help or assistance wth personal care because of a mental or physical disablilty. More information can be found here. Attendance Allowance.
Disability Living Allowance. Disability Living Allowance is available to anyone under the age of 65 suffering from a mental or physical condition requiring support with mobility or personal care. More information can be found here. DLA Payments.
This list of funding sources is not exhaustive but indicates some of the options available to individuals to assist them in funding their care or support.
As an independent organisation enhance has the experience to offer you the support and advice that you need to ensure that you receive all the financial assistance that is available to you.
Please contact us to discuss your needs in more
detail and we will do all we can to help.