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Personalised care and support can help you to live more comfortably and independently. Getting help at the right time can help improve your quality of life and allow you to continue enjoying life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.

Direct payments are a way of paying for care and support services such as care in the home, day services or respite care. Direct Payments allow you to buy and arrange your own care and support services.

Most NHS services are free, however, you may be entitled to free treatment or help with some of these health costs.

There are grants available to help pay for adaptations and equipment to make life easier around your home.

The system for paying for care can be quite complicated. The amount you pay depends upon your circumstances.

Your personal budget is the sum of money that Newcastle City Council allocates for your care and support.  As a result of your personal budget, a support plan should be put in place.

 

A financial assessment determines how much you have to pay for the services you receive from Social Services, or how much you will receive in Direct Payments

If you need some extra help to live independently at home, you may be able to get help from Newcastle City Council.