Funding

Funding

Self-funding customers
Self-funding customers pay from their own resources and this option allows individuals to be in complete control of their care service.

Local Authority funding
Provision of care services by local authorities in Scotland is mainly means tested. If you think you may be eligible for help in paying for care you can contact the local authority who will carry out an assessment, free of charge.

If you would like Hamill Homecare to provide your care at home, you should ask for “Self-Directed Support” which will allow you to choose and pay for your own care services instead of receiving them directly from the local authority.

Further information can be found on the following links:
http://www.selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk/self-directed-support
http://www.careinfoscotland.scot/topics/care-at-home/get-private-home-care/

if you would like to discuss funding options our Hamill Homecare team is on hand 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday to discuss your individual needs or to arrange an obligation free assessment in the home.

For more information, please email – contactus@hamillhomecare.co.uk, telephone us on 0141 552 3603 or 07713071085 fill in the contact us form below and one of our team shall call you back.

Power of Attorney

Why should you have a Power of Attorney (PoA)

In Scotland no one has legal authority to act on your behalf (not even your spouse or children) unless you grant a power of attorney giving them powers in relation to your finances and personal welfare.

Banks, pension providers, medical professionals and care providers are becoming increasingly aware of this and will not take instructions from family members or close friends unless they have evidence of that person’s legal authority to act.

A PoA gives a trusted person the ability to make decisions on your behalf and is a vital part of planning for the future. This person can be given appropriate powers to manage your care and medical treatment as well as your financial affairs as and when required.

PoA requires legal advice and we would recommend you contact Gilson Gray Private Client Solicitors by email lking@gilsongray.co.uk or telephone  01415302021