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Support with HaywardBefriending Charges
You have a variety of funding options for your care and personal services. You may already be aware of these if you have existing care packages through your Social Worker. There are a number of different benefits available to vulnerable adults depending on your situation.
If you are disabled you may already be receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Disability Living Allowance is a tax-free benefit for people under 65, including children, who have care needs or problems with getting about. If you are eligible for Disability Living Allowance it will not usually affect other benefits that you receive.
Another source of funding if eligible is Direct Payments. Direct Payments are cash payments given to individuals who have been assessed by Social Services, as needing financial support to enable them to choose their own support services.
Who can receive direct payments?
Direct payments are available to disabled people aged 16 or over, to people with parental responsibility for disabled children, and to carers aged 16 or over in respect of carer services. The individual must be able to consent to have a direct payment and have the capacity to manage one, although they can have assistance to manage their payment on a day-to-day basis. To qualify you must been assesed by your social services.
Example of how Direct payments can make a difference to what you pay:
|Average hourly HaywardBefriending rate:||£12.50|
|Direct payment subsidy awarded:||£12.50|
|Hourly cost to you:||£0.00|
The first port of call should be your Local Authority/Social Services. They will, free of charge, assess your care needs and your ability to pay for the services we are offering. More information and support will be offered at the initial Assessment Visit.
External Links for Advice & Support For ElderlyAge UK has a web based benefit calculator tool, which works out what you can claim and is easy to use, click on the link below to access their web site:
Alternatively we recommend calling the Age UK/Help the Aged Free advice line about what you are entitled to on 0808 800 6565.