Care:

Isle of Wight

Home care
What is home care?
You stay in your own home while getting help with everyday tasks such as washing, dressing and eating.
How your council helps with care

Help with care is means-tested in England
If you are assessed as needing help by your local council the amount of wealth you have will determine how much you pay towards the costs.

7 hours
average amount of care provided per week, by your council

£15.30
average paid per hour by your council, 2014-15

£22.70
average paid per hour in your region if you pay for your own care, 2016
Residential care
What is residential care?
You live in a care home that provides round-the-clock support with everyday tasks.
How your council helps with care

Only those with the highest needs and least money will be eligible for council-funded care. Even then you may still have to make a contribution.

Average contribution per week

£339
Council£133
Individual
Total cost of care:
£472 per week

Paying for yourself

If you pay for your own care, the fees you are charged are often higher than those negotiated by your council. Data suggests in England they are 46% higher than the rates negotiated by councils on average.

Four in ten pay for their own care
Isle of Wight council’s
£472 can act as a guide when getting quotes for the cost of care in your area

Nursing home care
What is nursing home care?
You live in a care home which provides round-the-clock support for everyday tasks and nursing care. Depending on your medical needs, the NHS may contribute to your costs.
How your council helps with care

Only those with the highest needs and least money will be eligible for council-funded care. Even then you may still have to make a contribution.

Average contribution per week

£423
Council£135
Individual
Total cost of care:
£557 per week

Paying for yourself

If you pay for your own care, the fees you are charged are often higher than those negotiated by your council. Data suggests they are 41% higher than the rates negotiated by councils on average.

Four in ten pay for their own care
Isle of Wight council’s
£557 can act as a guide when getting quotes for the cost of care in your area

Who gets help?
To be eligible for council care, you will need to have severe difficulties with at least two everyday tasks.

How is your contribution decided?

If you have assets of £23,250 or more you pay all the costs of your care. If you have less then you may get some help depending on your income.

Your home
Savings, investments and income are assessed, along with the value of your home – unless you or a close relative live there.

Will I have anything left?

You will be allowed to keep £14,250 of assets.

From the BBC online Postcode Calculator.

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