Help with Care Costs
Did you know you can get help to pay for your care?
Financial support is available to help elderly people who need home care. Known as Attendance Allowance, it is not means tested. This means it is available no matter how much money you have in savings, whether you own your own home, and however you pay for your care.
Attendance Allowance is tax-free, and it won’t reduce any other income you receive.
You can claim Attendance Allowance if you are over state pension age, could benefit from personal care or supervision to keep you safe, have any illness or disability, and have needed help for the last 6 months.
In practice, many of our customers meet these criteria and can get help towards their weekly domiciliary care bills. The rates for 2020/21 are £59.70 per week if you need help during the day or night, and £89.15 per week if you need both.
This means that Attendance Allowance could pay for three 45-minute visits from Bluebird Care every week!
The financial benefit of Attendance Allowance makes high quality care at home available to a great many more people, who may otherwise have felt that their care options were limited.
If you would like to know more about regular care visits from our compassionate team of Carers at times to suit you, please get in touch!
For more information about Attendance Allowance, including how to claim, you can visit the following useful links from Age UK, Carers UK and GOV.UK.
How to find the right care for you or your relative
1. Find your local office
Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.
2. Get in touch with us
Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.
We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.
4. Care team chosen & care starts
You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.