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Funding Options

If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, please get in touch to see how we can help.

If you would like more information prior to contacting us, the links below will guide you to websites that explain your options and where you can get support. However, as they are external websites, Encompass cannot take responsibility for their content, although they are updated by the NHS.


Help and Advice From Your Local Council

Explore a wide range of resources that are local to you.

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Introduction to Care and Support

Plan future care needs for you or a relative.

Explore this Guide

Paying for Your Own Care (Self-Funding)

What you need to know if you are paying for your own care.

Get the Information you Need

When the Council Might Pay for your Care

The local council may pay towards the cost of your care.

Check Your Eligibility

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

Have more control about how your council funding is spent.

Get Valuable Information

NHS Continuing Healthcare

Free social care, arranged and funded solely by the NHS.

Explore the Options

Care Services, Equipment and Care Home

Home adaptations, help at home, social care & housing.

Get Everything you Need

Getting a Needs Assessment

Take this assessment before a service can be recommended.

Start A Needs Assessment

Money, Work and Benefits

How to pay for care and support, plus help with costs.

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Housing Benefit

Helping you pay your rent if you are on a low income.

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Moving from Children's to Adult's Social Care

Until the age of 18, services for children and young people with long-term health conditions are provided by child health and social care services.

From 18, they're usually provided by adult services. Between the ages of 16 and 18, the child will start a "transition" to adult services.

Understand The Options

Carers' Breaks and Respite Care

Respite care means taking a break from caring, while the person you care for is looked after. It lets you take time out and helps stop you becoming exhausted and run down.

There are lots of respite care options. They range from getting a volunteer to sit with someone for a few hours, to a short stay in a care home so you can go on holiday.

Explore The Options

Making Decisions for Someone Else

What is the Mental Capacity Act and what does it mean for you?

Mental Capacity Act

How to allow someone else to make decisions on your behalf.

Power Of Attorney