You may come to the point where you have to consider care facilities — either in your own home or in a residential home. The Social Services department of your local authority manages the assessment of care needs, and the offers of monetary help.
Care at home
If any services, such as visits by the district nurse, are arranged by the National Health Service, they are free.
The local authority can arrange short breaks (i.e. up to eight weeks) in a residential or nursing home, for which you will be charged. However, if the National Health Service arranges it, it will be free. Other benefits may be affected, depending on how long the break lasts.
Residential or nursing home care