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It’s often hard to know where to start when you need to arrange care or support for a loved one or friend. We provide information about all the possibilities to help you get the information you need to make an informed choice in their best interests.

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Personal Budgets

The amount of money your local council or trust will pay towards any social care support you need.

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Direct payments

If you get help from social services, these can give you greater choice over how you pay for social care support 

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Finding residential care

Guidance on how to find a suitable home for someone that caters for their needs 

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Finding care agencies and care workers

What to look out for and what to consider when considering paying for support 

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Directly employing a care worker

What to look out for and what to consider 

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Complaining about a care service

Outlining what steps to take

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Find out more about care standards

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