If you're considering social care funding, the first place to start is by contacting your local authority or social worker to request an assessment of your care and support needs.
Unlike healthcare, social care is not free for everyone. If the local authority considers that you need support, they may also assess your finances. They will use this to determine whether the local authority will meet the full cost of your care, or whether you will need to contribute towards the costs, or meet the full costs yourself.
Click here to find out more information about how the local authority can support you.
If your local authority decides that you need support, they will arrange for you to receive a personal budget. This can be arranged for you in three different ways: personal budget, direct payments, mixed package.