At Home Help Me Care, we accept a range of funding options. We access local authority funded clients and privately funded clients.  Please get in touch and we can discuss your needs and the options for care and support. 

In 2013 The Scottish Parliament passed a new law on social care support, the Social Care Act 2013. The Act gives people a range of options for how their care and support is delivered, which is beyond just direct payments, empowering people to decide how much control they have in their care & support. 

It can take upto 6 weeks to get funding in place, speak to your Social Worker who will be able to advise about the process and if backdating a request is an option. 

Learn more at www.selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk/self-directed-support/self-directed-support-act

 

OPTION 1 

“I receive a budget to spend on the support which best suits my needs.”

This is usually called a direct payment. The council pay money directly to you and you arrange your own support by employing care staff or buying services from one or more organisations. Sometimes the provider charge is higher than the council funding limit, so you might need to top it up. 

 

OPTION 2

“I choose the support which best suits my needs and the council or a third party make the arrangements.”

The council or an organisation of your choice holds the money but you are in charge of how it is spent. This is known as as Individual Service Fund (ISF). Sometimes the provider charge is higher than the council funding limit, so you might need to top it up. 

 

OPTION 3

“I agree for the council to spend the money on the support they feel best meets my needs.”

You ask your council to choose and arrange the support that they think is right for you.

 

OPTION 4

“A mix of options 1, 2 and 3.”

Option 4 lets you choose a mix of these options for different types of support.