Care arranged by the Council
If your needs have been assessed and your support plan has been agreed, and the Council is contributing to the cost of your care, we can arrange your support for you.
If you have to pay for the full cost of your care (sometimes known as a self-funder) and ask us to arrange your home and community care for you, we will charge a one-off arrangement fee of £75 to organise this on your behalf.
Care you can arrange yourself
Whether you are choosing care and support in your own home, or considering residential or nursing care, you will need to research different providers to see how they can best meet your assessed needs.
You can arrange your own support if:
- you are receiving support from the Council and you are managing your own personal budget through a Direct Payment
- you will be funding your care yourself
Information to help you choose
To help you make informed choices, these websites and checklists can help you choose a provider:
- Search NHS Choices for care providers near you and check that they meet national standards
- Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects care providers
- Cambridgeshire Care Choices adult care and support guide has information about care and support in Cambridgeshire and includes checklists for choosing residential dementia care. You can view online on the Care Choices website or request a copy by emailing [email protected]
- The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has A quick guide for people who arrange their own care
- Search the Care and Support Directory for local and national support services
- Find out how equipment and technology can help you live independently
- Living at home
- Different types of care
- Paying for care
- Delivering the Care Act in Cambridgeshire
- Complaints and feedback
- Age UK
- Someone to speak on your behalf (advocacy)