Many of us worry about the cost of care for ourselves or loved ones. Being aware of the options available can help.

There are many ways of funding care costs for yourself or a loved one, whether that’s self-funding, local authority funding, NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, or a different route. What’s best for you will depend on your financial situation as well as your own care needs.

If you’re looking into ways to reduce the amount that you pay for care, or to protect part of your estate for your loved ones, always speak to a solicitor for advice.

For more information, please download our factsheet below.

Watch: Solicitor Lynn Wicks outlines the options if you or your family are struggling with paying for care costs.

Download your Planning and Paying for Care factsheet

This factsheet looks at the different options if you, or a loved one, are making plans and considering your finances in anticipation of future care costs, or if you are currently managing the cost of care.

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Useful contacts

Citizens Advice Bureau
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Solicitors for the Elderly
0844 5676 173
admin@solicitorsfortheelderly.com
www.sfe.legal

The Law Society
020 7320 5650
www.lawsociety.org.uk

Law Society of Scotland
0131 226 7411
lawscot@lawscot.org.uk

A guide to making your will

A guide to making or amending your Will

This guide explains what’s involved in making or updating a Will, as well as highlighting things to consider if you or a loved one have dementia. And if you believe, like we do, that research can bring about life-changing breakthroughs – you can find everything you need to know about supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK with a gift in your Will.

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