Paying for care

Arranging care for someone close can feel overwhelming. It may be difficult to access information to help you make the right decisions and to understand what financial support they may be eligible for, to help meet the cost of care.

We have compiled a range of short films and factsheets to help you if you are starting to look at options for care and support, including who to talk to about meeting the cost of care. Click the blue links below to view the films:

  • Getting informed, Getting prepared is a short film produced by the Social Policy Research Unit at York University about taking the first steps towards finding care and support
  • Paying for Care; Self funders filmed at out Carers Rights Day event in 2019, Sharon Calline from City of York Council explains capital thresholds and Deferred Payment Agreements
  • Independent Financial Advice filmed at our Carers Rights Day event in 2019 Kevin Hilton from Garbutt + Elliott explains the role of Independent Financial Advisors and the importance of choosing an advisor registered with The Society of Later Life Advisors (SOLLA).  You can find other SOLLA registered advisors in the area by checking their database here
  • Live Well York: If you are looking for a Care Home or Home Care Service a good place to start may be the Livewell York service and products search tool

It is important that you feel confident about the quality of the care you are arranging. The Care Quality Commisson is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They register, monitor, inspect, report and rate health and care services in England. Reports on their findings for all care and health services can be found on their website.

We have a range of factsheets below about:

  • Paying for care at home
  • Paying for residential care
  • Continuing health care funding
  • Section 117 funding
  • Benefits and care
  • Where to get further advice and information
  • Who to speak to if you have issues about care providers

One to one advice:

If you would like one to one advice about paying for care, you can contact us on

01904 715 490

We also offer an out of hours advice line each Wednesday from 5 to 8pm on the same number.