Funding Your Home Care Services in Hampshire
Paying for your care in your home
Local Authority Funding
If you live in Hampshire (not Portsmouth or Southampton) and have been assessed by Hampshire County Council as needing care in your own home (care needs assessment), they will make a financial assessment (means test) to decide whether they can help you with the cost of your home care and how much you will have to pay towards the cost.
> Find out more about Hampshire County Council’s Social Care Funding
Our Contract with Hampshire County Council to provide your care
We currently have a contract with Hampshire County Council to provide home care, such as personal care, cleaning and house care, practical and social support, medication support and social and emotional care to adult clients in Gosport, Fareham, Locks Heath and the surrounding areas of Hampshire. View our Home Care Services Page.
If you qualify for help from the Council with the cost of your care they may offer you ‘direct payments’. They will pay you the cash so that you can arrange and buy your own care. This means you will have more choice, flexibility and control in arranging your own care.
Hampshire County Council arranging the care for you
If you do not want the responsibility of receiving the cash from the Council you can tell them you would like us to provide your care and they will arrange and pay for it for you. If you have to make any contribution towards your care costs you will pay it directly to the Council. They will tell you how much you need to pay them.
NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding
If you have a complex medical condition that requires a lot of care and support or are nearing the end of your life and have a condition that is rapidly worsening and may be terminal you may be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare.
NHS continuing healthcare is a package of continuing care provided outside hospital, arranged and funded solely by the NHS, for people with ongoing healthcare needs. It can fund care in your own home. To be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare your main or primary need for care must relate to your health. To decide if you are eligible your care needs will be assessed by a health or social care professional.
> Find out more about NHS continuing healthcare
Paying for your care from your own resources
If you do not qualify for Council funding, or you choose not to be financially supported by the Council, you can arrange to pay for your own care direct with us.
How do you choose a home care provider?
Hampshire County Council hold a list of home care providers who they commission care from, which may help you make your decision. We are one of those providers. The Council regularly check and monitor the quality of our company to ensure we are OK to continue to remain on their list.
You can also look at home care provider websites on the Internet.
You should also look on the Care Quality Commission’s website, www.cqc.org.uk, who are the independent regulator for health and social care in England. You can look at recent inspection reports they have carried out on home care providers in your area. View our Care Quality Commission report.
Best of all phone or, if you are able to, visit a home care provider in your area. On Hampshire County Council’s website they have some really useful information on some of the questions you may wish to ask a home care provider.
We always welcome phone calls or visits from you, your family or friends, to discuss how we can help you. If you are unable to visit our office, we can always come to your home to discuss how we can help you. Please contact us for further information.