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Paying For Care

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Charges for care are complex, and you should seek more detailed advice from the Age UK advice line on 0800 678 1602 (8am to 7pm 365 days a year).

Alternatively you can download their Paying for Care Factsheet.

If the person you care for has ongoing medical care needs, then they may qualify for free NHS Continuing Care. You can find out if they are eligible in this document.

If you are responsible for paying top up fees for Care Home or Community Care and the Local Authority are contributing towards your care, the Charity may be able to assist. Please contact us at for further information.

Care Information Scotland

Telephone: 0800 011 3200

Care Information Scotland provides information and advice for people living in Scotland if they look after someone, need care themselves or are planning future care needs. Their phone line is open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

NI Direct

NI Direct have information for people living in Northern Ireland regarding ways to pay for residential care or nursing home fees.

Give us a call...

For confidential support and advice call 0800 056 2424 Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm