Care at Home

Our domiciliary care service, Moorcare, provides quality personal care services to adults in their own homes.

Moorcare has built a reputation for delivering high quality care-at-home over nearly two decades, with a range of services delivered by a team of dedicated, well-trained Care and Support Workers.

Our Professional and Experienced Management & Support Team work closely with clients, their families, advocates and other health and social care professionals to develop a co-ordinated, holistic Care Plan that positively changes lives and actively promotes independence.

A thorough Quality Management system and Staff Training & Development Programme ensures that services are continually evolving and improving to meet our Clients ever-changing needs.

Working closely with other LJWB projects, we are also able to offer additional ‘wraparound’ services that further set Moorcare apart from other providers.

Whether you are self-funding privately, via Direct Payments or and Individual Service Fund then call us now for a free, no-obligation assessment on 0113 203 4914

Moorcare provide specialised services to Older People and adults with the following:

  • Dementia
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Sensory Impairments
  • Degenerative Conditions (eg MS & MND)
  • Chronic Health Problems

Services Include:

  • Personal Care
  • Learning Disability Support
  • Medication Assistance
  • Meal Preparation
  • Accompaniment (with or without transport)
  • Hourly Respite
  • Live – In Respite
  • Overnight Care
  • Shopping / Domestic

HOW TO PAY FOR SUPPORT

1. Privately

Some clients or their families may wish to pay for their own support in full or top up the amount that social services award them. Moorcare provides this support at a range of charges depending upon the support required. Click here to view our rates card.

Pay online via PayPal:
After clicking ‘Pay Now’ fill in the amount you wish to pay, click update and provide your invoice number in where it says ‘Please provide your invoice number’. If you don’t have a PayPal account simply select ‘Pay with a debit or credit card’ and enter your card details in the fields provided.

We are happy to help you with any queries on the above – please call us on 0113 218 5885.

2. Non-means Tested Care

Care provided by NHS nursing services is free, as is the first six weeks of intermediate care if you have just been discharged from hospital. Also, in England and Wales, if someone has been detained in hospital for assessment and treatment under sections 3, 37, 45A or 47 of the Mental Health Act 1983 aftercare services provided under section 117 of that same Act are delivered free of charge.

There is a national framework that provides guidance to local authorities on how to work out charges for home care provided or arranged by them. This is called ‘Fairer Charging Policies for Home Care and Other Non-Residential Social Services’. England and Wales both use guidance of this name.

In principle, the fairer charging policy instructs councils to allow people to retain a minimum amount of money for their own personal use, rather than it all being used up paying for care. The minimum this amount should be is set as a 25 per cent buffer above the basic levels of the guaranteed credit of Pension Credit.

However, in most areas if you have capital or savings in excess of the means test limit £23,250 ( the value of your home is ignored ) you can be charged the full cost of your care. The value of your home is not taken into account in the means test for home care and, if only one member of a couple requires care, the means test should only take into account the resources of that person. Any joint accounts are treated as divided equally between the partners.

Local councils may charge differently depending on the services being used. There is no set national guidance for how services should be charged for but normally it would be based on the hours of service provided, whatever method is used it must be deemed to be reasonable.

The following welfare benefits can be taken into account as long as in doing so it does not reduce your income to below the 25 per cent buffer described above:

• The severe disability premium of Pension Credit
• Attendance Allowance
• Disability Living Allowance
• Constant Attendance Allowance
• Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance

The local council should provide an individual assessment of disability-related expenditure before taking these benefits into account and if necessary, ignore them if they are needed to pay for other care, support or costs associated with your needs. The mobility component of Disability Living Allowance should also be ignored.

The council will allow an amount to be deducted from your income for housing costs for example, rent, mortgage payments and council tax, some may also include water bills and home insurance.

We are happy to help you with any queries on the above – please call us on 0113 218 5885.

3. Direct Payments

You may be eligible to receive money from the government in the form of a ‘direct payment’. If you are in receipt of direct payments you can choose which care provider you would prefer to use and the type of support you would like to receive.

They cannot though be used to pay a relative or someone else living with you unless they are specifically employed as a live in carer.

Paying a carer direct could mean that you are an employer and with that comes employer’s responsibilities for example deducting and accounting for PAYE tax and National Insurance.

Direct payments can be stopped at any time if you would prefer the council to arrange and provide the services you need.

To find out if you are eligible for direct payments contact Adult Social Care who will arrange for a social worker to assess your care needs. Nor more information about direct payments call 0113 2224401.

4. Personal Budgets

A personal budget may enable you to pay for a wide choice of support services you need – either council or non-council services. For more information about personal budgets call 0113 2224401.

There are many more ways in which your support can be helped financially. You can contact your local council to find out more information.

CQC INSPECTION REPORT

Please see report from our latest CQC Inspection

Moorcare CQC Inspection

If you, or anyone you know, requires care at home please call the Moorcare team on 0113 203 4914 or email Chris at chris.tanner@ljwb.co.uk