Social services-funded care
Firstly, you need to find out if you are eligible for state funding. To do this, contact your local social services department. They will carry out an assessment of your care needs.
If your local authority then agrees you need care, they will assess your finances. They will determine how much care will be funded by the state, and whether you need to contribute too. If your needs meet the national eligibility criteria, the law requires that it must ensure that these needs are met. As part of this process, it will assess your finances. It will see how much it can fund for you and how much you may need to contribute yourself. If you’re eligible for funded care, your local authority will point you towards their nominated care provider. They may