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Easing the worry of paying for care

If you’re looking for a residential care home in West Sussex, either for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, it’s vital that you seek specialist, independent advice before deciding how you will pay the care home fees. This also applies if you are looking to receive care at home.

Most people will have researched, visited and compared different care homes to make sure they select the most suitable option. It is equally as important to get specialist financial advice to make sure you can afford the care home costs for as long as it is needed.

As a West Sussex resident, you could be looking at care home costs of up to £1500 per week, depending on your individual needs and the care home. Seeking specialist advice on how to fund the care home costs could make all the difference.

Which? recommend that people seek specialist financial advice on how to pay for their care from advisers who are members of SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisers). SOLLA advisers specialise in later life financial planning and receive extra training and professional development in this area.

Carewise - advice on paying for care 

West Sussex County Council have worked with with expert partners including SOLLA,  and  Age UK West Sussex, to introduce Carewise care funding scheme. The scheme provides information and advice on different care options and supports people to find the most cost-effective ways of paying for care. Carewise offers a panel of care fees specialists based in or near West Sussex who can advise you on the most suitable way of funding care fees, based on your individual situation. They will:

  • review your financial situation;
  • guide you through the many products and options available to you; and
  • provide independent advice from across the whole financial market.

You can book a free consultation with a Carewise care fees specialist, and there is no pressure to go any further unless you choose to. The cost of any future advice will also be clearly explained.

To request a Carewise information pack please email your full name and address to or you can view an online version of the Carewise information booklet.

Watch the 'How to be Care wise' video about the benefits of the Carewise scheme and how it has helped other people.

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