Living at home with your family
You could stay at home with your family, and have support workers who help you to stay independent. This is called home care.
Support workers can come to your home for 24 hour care, or just a few hours, on a short or long term basis.
This type of care is often provided by home care agencies. You may be eligible for help towards the cost of home care. You'll need to contact the 0-25 together service to request an assessment.
You may need to pay some money towards your care based on your income.
Buying your own home
You can get help with buying a house through a shared ownership scheme. The housing association will buy the property using a grant, and then sell a share of it to you. The rent, service charge and interest payments on your mortgage might be met by eligible benefits.
You'll need to be claiming medium to higher level disability living allowance (DLA) to get this option.
You could have your own flat in a supported living community, or rent a room in a shared house with other people who also access support.
The local authority will fund the care that is in your social care assessment. If you earn enough money, you'll need to pay for the rent yourself. If you don't earn enough, you could apply for housing benefit.
People who need extra support could live in a carer's family home instead of going into residential care. You could apply for housing benefit to meet the cost of rent.
Residential care is an option usually reserved for high needs, emergencies, and some types of specific health needs where you'll need 24 hour supported living.
Your main living costs such as rent and food are included, so most of your income will go to pay for your care, with a small amount of money to spend each week on personal items.
Page was last published on: 09/03/2020 11:37:42