Funded Care Packages are managed through the local authority and usually the result of a financial assessment done by Focus. . They determine by means testing whether you are entitled to an amount of funding which you use for your care. You can choose to manage this 'amount of money' yourself or let Focus manage it for you, you can also instruct a third party to manage it for you. Private Care you usually pay directly to the care provider out of your own money. For more information on personal budgets, visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/care/paying-for-care/financial-assessment/personal-budgets-and-direct-payments/. For information on one of the third parties to manage for you, vist https://www.penderelstrust.org.uk/northeastlincolnshire.php
If you have funding in place, you can use that amount of funding to purchase care from any provider you choose. To see your options please visit, https://www.carechoices.co.uk.
No, it doesn't matter what area you are in, you can choose to move if you are unhappy with the care you are receiving and you can take that funding allowance with you. You should not accept bad care from any provider under any circumstance.
Not always, but possibly. Because we are a private company, our charges are more than what the council pay to the 'lead' providers. However, there are many reasons to choose us over a 'lead' provider. We believe our model is vital to provide long term consistent sustainable care.
We are committed to paying our staff a fair wage. Our ambition as soon as we can is to pay our staff the actual living wage. https://www.livingwage.org.uk/.
We look after our staff which means our staff turnover remains much lower than the average across care providers.
You need to contact your key worker, if you do not know this, contact Single Point of Access on 01472 256256 and they will assist you.