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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.
Explore a wide range of resources that are local to you.
Plan future care needs for you or a relative.
What you need to know if you are paying for your own care.
The local council may pay towards the cost of your care.
Have more control about how your council funding is spent.
Free social care, arranged and funded solely by the NHS.
Home adaptations, help at home, social care & housing.
Take this assessment before a service can be recommended.
How to pay for care and support, plus help with costs.
Helping you pay your rent if you are on a low income.
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.
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.