Planning ahead

Help with finance

Subject to a financial assessment, the person that you support could be entitled to Attendance Allowance and a discount on their Council Tax. You may also be entitled to some benefits (such as a Direct Payment) and tax credits, for example Pension Credit.

Carers’ direct payment is a sum of money provided from the local authority directly to a carer to enable them to have a fulfilling life outside of caring. This can be provided as a one off or ongoing payments. The amount will depend on your assessed needs and the outcomes you wish to achieve.

You can contact the following organisations to find out more about benefits and financial support that you may be able to apply for.