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Funding Your Care

Through the "your care, your support, your choice" initiative, local authorities promoting choice and rights are now promoting direct payments so you can purchase your own care.

The government agenda on personalisation gives you the power to choose your care provider. Long gone are the days when your provider was chosen for you. 

Do you know that you can ask your local council about direct payments to choose and pay for your own care? You can choose City Care.

I feel I need care but am not sure if I am entitled to any support with this?

Funding may be available from local councils or benefits agency to assist you with your care needs. Here at City Care we will signpost you and assist you to apply for this. Call us today for free help / advice / support on0191 548 5403. By choosing direct payment this will allow you to choose your care provider.


What is a direct payment?

Direct payments are available via your local authority. This is an amount paid direct to you so you can purchase your own services. You would then pay your care provider direct for the care you receive.


What is a personalised budget?

This is an amount which will be allocated to you to pay for your care services. You will be able to choose your care provider as with a direct payment but this will be managed by social services. They will make payments on your behalf to your chosen care provider.


I have a direct payment and am looking for a service?

We at City Care are fully trained to assist you purchase care with your direct payment. Call us to today if you wish to purchase any of our services. We offer free advice, support and will visit you in your own home to assess your needs.


I currently feel my care needs are not been met?

Even if you don’t have a direct payment or a personalised budget we can support you to access this where applicable. We can offer you free advice support and one of our team will be happy to review your care needs and steer you in the right direction.


What other funding may be available?

There are NHS continuing health care funds available. Here at City Care we can support you to apply for these funds.


I am making a decision on care on someone else’s behalf can you assist with this? 

We at City Care have links with professional advisors who can assist in becoming power of attorney. If you are already power of attorney we can assist you to set up a package on behalf of your relative/friend.

At City Care, we can help you to find out more about direct payments or personalised budgets. Please call us today on 0191 548 6503