Choosing long-term care could be one of the most expensive decisions you make. West Sussex residents could expect to pay up to £1500 per week for their care (actual cost will vary depending on the provider and your needs). Good financial planning is vital to ensure the funding is in place for as long as it’s needed.
Yet the vast majority of people do not seek independent financial advice to help them make informed choices. It may seem simplest to pay care fees from savings, income or selling your home, but this may not be the most cost-effective choice.
Carewise was set up by West Sussex County Council, Age UK West Sussex, West Sussex Partners in Care and the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) to help people through this financial minefield. It provides information and advice about care and support options, guiding you to the most suitable way of paying for long-term care.
There is also access to the general money advice service at Age UK West Sussex, providing advice in a range of areas including pensions, benefits, managing debt and budgeting.
Peace of mind
Carewise offers a panel of care fees specialists, who are all:
- qualified independent financial advisers;
- accredited by the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA);
- approved under the Trading Standards ‘Buy With Confidence’ or equivalent local authority approved scheme;
- trained in adult safeguarding; and
- checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Your first consultation with a care fees specialist is FREE, and they will explain the cost of any further advice.
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You can also watch a short film about the benefits of Carewise below.