Available care funding in Dorset

Available care funding in Dorset

Funding for elderly care can be complex, expensive and unpredictable with changing needs. This section includes information about all the options for care funding in Dorset.

Some available funding is means tested and some isnt;  some funding is available from Dorset Council or Bournemouth Christchurch Poole Council and some from the NHS.  It’s complicated and confusing – so pull up a chair!

In addition to their personal health circumstances, whether your elderly parents are at home or moving to a care home will determine the available funding for them. If one of your parents cares for the other then there are options as well. The short version of all the available funding is as follows:

At home funding

Care home funding 

Dorset Council has information and guidance on its website. For Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council click here

Also have a look at our section on living independently.

Our main finance section has lots of information too –  Getting your parents needs and finances assessed which outlines why assessments are a good idea, how to get one, and what happens once you’ve got one;  we  explain Care Home Fees before exploring some of the options around both Funded Care and Self-Funded Care.   

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