Funding Care

We recognise that it can be a challenge to accept help, but having someone around who can maintain your independence, is often more cost effective than people imagine, especially if a high level of support is required. It also offers increased flexibility as the daily routine is built around you rather than the time a pop in carer can attend.

There may be some financial assistance available to help with the cost. Supported Living is available to anyone over the age of 18 who requires help with personal care and meets the local authority assessment criteria. NHS Continuing Care Team can also play a part in financing your care if the needs meet the criteria.

Private Funding

If you require comprehensive personal care services over a longer period, you should get a care needs assessment from your local authority to see if you are entitled to funding. If you are not entitled to claim from the local authority, or if the local authority can only fund a limited amount of your care, there are several options to consider. In certain cases where continuing care is appropriate, NHS funding may cover the cost.
For many people, we advise they seek advice from the local authority social care team.
Many different financing schemes are available to fund your care and nursing; each scheme needs to be tailored to your specific financial circumstances and you should take proper independent advice, ideally from a (SOLLA) Society Of Later Life Advisor, Solicitor, Age UK, MENCAP, (CAB) Citizen Advice Bureau & Family.
Thinkempathy staff are not qualified or legally allowed to give advice on your care funding, please also consider Inheritance tax planning, care fees annuities when discussing any future care needs.


Please only book an appointment or complete our referral form if you have authorisation from the funding authority or the person who funds the care of the vulnerable adult.

    (We are happy to call outside of work hours up to 7pm, including weekends).

    Opening Hours

    Please contact our out of hours number 07428 448144

    *We do not accept client admission at weekends.

    CQC Registered Care Provider

    Providing specialist care for adults with learning disabilities and associated diagnosis. CQC ID: 1-7130251039