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Dementia

Dementia If you are concerned that a family member has dementia, the first step is to arrange for them to see a GP.  The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is…

Paying for your care in a care home

Paying for your care in a care home Paying for residential care in a care home is expensive. If you are considering a care home you will need to consider how much this will cost, how it will be funded and what will happen if…

End of life care

Planning for the future End of life care refers to health care of those with a terminal condition which has become advanced, progressive and incurable. People often want to spend their last days at home and this is usually possible with the right planning and support.…

Caring for someone in Peterborough

Am I a carer? A carer is someone who provides support to an adult family member or friend who could not live independently, or whose health would deteriorate without this help.  You might not recognise yourself as a carer; instead you are mother, father, brother, sister, daughter,…

Fact Sheets - Housing and Future Planning

This page includes the following Fact Sheets: Planning for Retirement When nearing your retirement age, it would be a good idea to start planning ahead about things you may need to do, such as reviewing your care and support package with us, looking at your finances, checking…

Money Matters (Adults)

Paying for care Unlike NHS care, social care services are not usually free. How much you pay for your care depends on your income and savings. If you have investments and/or savings of more than £23,250 you will pay for your own care. This is…

Fact Sheets - Money Management (Adults)

This page includes the following Fact Sheets: Paying for care Unlike the NHS, social care services are not free. How much you pay for your care depends on your level of income and savings. This fact sheet gives more information on the financial assessment process. The…

Mental capacity and planning for the future

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 sets out a range of ways by which people can plan for a time when they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. The following options will direct you to further information about these provisions, as well as…

Care and Repair

Care and Repair Care and Repair is a Home Improvement Agency within Peterborough City Council. It assists older, vulnerable and disabled (adults and children) to repair, maintain and adapt their homes. This enables independent living and ensures people's homes are warm and safe.  The Care…

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

This guidance is for people who have already had a social care assessment and a financial assessment and are eligible for council funded care and support. Personal budgets A personal budget is an amount of council funding made available to meet your social care and support…
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