Guide to funding

The funding of your care will depend on your individual situation.

You may be eligible for assistance from the Government for all, or part of your care costs. This will depend on your financial situation and your health.

To find out whether you are eligible for any assistance, you will need to contact your local council to arrange a care assessment. If your needs match the level set by the council, they will then carry out an assessment of your finances.

The financial assessment is a means test which determines whether a person whose care needs meet the eligibility criteria should contribute towards the cost of their care.

  • If you have savings or capital over £23,250 you will be asked to pay the full cost of your care.
  • If you have less than £23,250 your local authority will determine how much you will need to pay towards your care costs
  • If you have capital and savings below £14,250 the cost of your care may be paid for in full by the Government

To arrange an assessment, you will need to contact your local authority. If you live in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or Essex you will be able to find the contact details below.

Hertfordshire

Tel: 0300 123 4042
Website: www.hertsdirect.org/adults

Luton

Tel: 01582 547659 or 547660
Email: accessandassessment@luton.gov.uk

Bedfordshire

Tel: 0300 300 8303
Email: customers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Essex

Telephone: 0345 603 7630
Email: contact@essex.gov.uk

This section aims to give you a brief overview of how care funding works, but you can find out more about this, as well as the other benefits that you may be entitled to by accessing the many sources of independent advice available to you, including www.payingforcare.org. PayingForCare is a national information and advice service helping older people, their families, friends and carers make informed choices when faced with having to pay for their own care. The service is impartial, not for profit and free to use.

You are also welcome to contact our customer advisors here at Quantum Care, who are happy to speak with you, and answer any questions you may have – Contact Us.

Whether you are funding your own care, or have assistance from the Government, all residents are very welcome in our Homes.