Essential information to help with self-funded care decisions
If you are arranging and paying for your own Adult Social Care needs or for those of a loved one, Surrey County Council's website has essential information in one place. These pages contain a wealth of information ranging from help with finding the right support to help with money matters, and information for carers, details about advocacy and useful resources.
The Adult Social Care team at Surrey has developed a considering a care home checklist to help when arranging and paying for your own care needs, so you know what to look for and what questions to ask. This will help you make the best decisions on long-term care and support for either yourself or a loved one.
This dedicated information builds upon existing paying for care information, including links to the online financial assessment and Paying for Care publication.
When planning for long-term care, you're advised to seek independent financial advice; we recommend the Society of Later Life Advisors as experts in this area.
Additionally, there are a range of resources available to support you:
* The Care and Support Services directory which has lots of good information on how and when Adult Social Care can help but also lists local regulated care providers.
* Surrey Information Point for regulated care providers and a wide range of other support options in the community.
* Need help finding independent financial advice about care arrangements? (PDF)
If you need to discuss things further, please contact the Adult Social Care Information and Advice Service:
Telephone: 0300 200 1005
SMS: 07527 182 861 (for the deaf or hard of hearing)
Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
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