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Care & Residential Homes Care Homes – Southend Borough Council If you are not able to look after yourself in your own home, we will firstly try to provide you with support at home. If this support is not effective, you might like to consider moving to a Care Home. You can also stay at a care home for a short while if you are recovering from an injury or illness, or to give your carer a break. Please contact our Access Team on 01702 215008 Option 1 to ask for an assessment of your needs, or use our online form. Following an assessment, we can help you to choose somewhere that meets your needs and where you think you will feel at home.

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Will you have to pay for care?  If you qualify for social care, we will carry out a financial assessment to see whether you have enough money to pay some or all of the cost. The amount we ask you to pay will depend on any income and savings that you have, and the types of benefits you may receive. This may include the value of any property that you own if you are considering residential care. If you have to pay for your own care, this is known as self-funding or privately funding. If you have to pay for your own care, we would strongly recommend that you seek financial advice from a Specialist Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) to discuss the care funding options available. We can also check to see if you qualify for Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payments (formerly Disability Living Allowance). These do not take your income or savings into account. If you don’t want a financial assessment If you choose not to have a financial assessment, you will have to pay for your own care. Therefore, if you have savings below the threshold (£23,250) we encourage you to complete the financial form as you may be eligible for financial support. Choosing your Care Home For listings of local care homes please refer to Southend Care Choices Directory. Please use our 'Browse the Borough' map to find the location of care homes within Southend-on-Sea. Our SHIP website has further advice on care homes and how to find a Financial Advisor to give advice on funding your own care. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and they encourage care services to improve. If you are concerned about the care you or someone you know is getting, or if you have any questions, please call our helpline on 03000 616161 for completely confidential advice. www.cqc.org.uk They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure homes meet the fundamental standards of quality and safety and they publish what they find, including performance ratings to help people choose care. To view CQC ratings and information about our registered care homes please see the SBC Registered Care Homes with CQC directory. Age UK   Telephone 0800 169 6565 www.ageuk.org  Age UK (ACE) publish a range of fact sheets* about issues facing older people, including how to choose and pay for residential care homes.   ACE also run a free information line available to older people and the carers. *Reference copies of all ACE fact sheets are kept at the information desk at Southend Central Library. NHFA can provide you with free advice and information when making important and sometimes difficult decisions Tel: 0800 99 88 33 or visit  www.nhfa.co.uk A social services assessment should always be made to assess needs and what the local authority can pay towards fees.   Tel 01702 215008 Careaware a public information and advisory service specialising in the issues relating to long term care, offering free advice and factsheets.   Helpline  08705 134 925.   www.careaware.co.uk  Further Sources of Help Counsel & Care 0845 300 7585 (Mon-Fri 10am - 1pm)   www.counselandcare.org.uk  This organisation provides advice and information for vulnerable older people and their families on community care, housing with care and care in a home. and paying for and choosing a care home. The complete CARE HOME GUIDE is available from this website.   Elderly Accommodation Counsel Telephone 020 7820 1343 website www.housingcare.org Offers a database of accommodation and care for older people, with advice about choosing and financing care. Relatives and Residents Association    Telephone  Helpline 0845 017 7720 Monday to Friday  9.30am - 4.30pm.   Provides advice and information on all aspects of finding a care home.   www.relresessex.org 
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Care & Residential Homes Care Homes – Southend Borough Council If you are not able to look after yourself in your own home, we will firstly try to provide you with support at home. If this support is not effective, you might like to consider moving to a Care Home. You can also stay at a care home for a short while if you are recovering from an injury or illness, or to give your carer a break. Please contact our Access Team on 01702 215008 Option 1 to ask for an assessment of your needs, or use our online form. Following an assessment, we can help you to choose somewhere that meets your needs and where you think you will feel at home.

Find a home in your area

www.carehome.co.uk is an informative website.