Put your best foot forward and plan your financial future

Many of us don’t think about the need for care until it affects a loved one or we need to consider it for ourselves. Now’s the time to put your best foot forward and ease the worry of paying for care with the help of Carewise.

Set up by West Sussex County Council, Age UK West Sussex, the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) and West Sussex Partners in Care, Carewise offers people the right advice for their individual circumstances.

Our independent financial specialists have years of experience in supporting people to make well-informed choices about paying for long-term care. Their emphasis is on maintaining a secure income to pay for good quality care, while enabling you to preserve some assets. To give you added confidence they are all members of SOLLA, approved by Trading Standards ‘Buy with Confidence’ or equivalent local authority scheme, Disclosure and Barring Service checked and trained in safeguarding adults.

Age UK West Sussex offers free impartial advice on a range of issues affecting people in later life. Their Money Advice Service provides confidential information on everything from benefits and budgeting through to debt management.

As we continue to live longer, it’s never been more important to think about our future care. You wouldn’t take out a mortgage without financial advice. Don’t go without financial advice for long-term care funding.

To find out more go to www.westsussexconnecttosupport.org/carewise or phone Adults’ CarePoint on 01243 642121 and ask for an information pack.

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