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Care Home
Appointeeship Plan

We provide money management solutions for older people receiving residential care, ensuring a suitable appointee can be put in place to act in their best interests.

Our Commitment to Care

Our care home based appointeeship plan is for individuals who now reside in a care or nursing home and require an independent appointee to manage their welfare benefit entitlements and ensure their care and other bills are paid on time.

Money Carer has thousand of clients who are supported in a residential care setting and we work alongside the care home staff to support our mutual client with their money management needs. Get in touch with a member of our team to find out more.

A lot of our clients in residential care and nursing homes are older people who rely on us to ensure that regular services such as chiropodists and hairdressers are paid on time and to provide their Personal Expenditure Allowance (PEA) either to them directly or to the care home residents account.

The table below details a breakdown of the service features that form our care home based DWP appointee plan.

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Why do People Need Appointees?

There are a number of reasons as to why someone might require an appointee. More often than not, it is due to a physical or mental incapacity restricting someone’s ability to reasonably handle their finances. Examples of financial support could include:

  • Claiming benefits
  • Managing money
  • Paying bills

When a friend or relative is no longer able to handle their finances, it may be time to consider an appointeeship plan. If they are also being looked after in a care home, our care home appointeeship plan offers the ideal solution. The Department for Work and Pensions encourages individuals or organisations (such as the Money Carer Foundation) to act in the claimant’s best interests with legal authority, and help to manage their welfare benefit entitlements.

 

Who can Receive Appointeeship Plans?

A lot of our clients in residential care and nursing homes are older people who rely on us to ensure that regular services such as chiropodists and hairdressers are paid on time and to provide their Personal Expenditure Allowance (PEA) either to them directly or to the care home residents account. The appointee themselves must be aged 18 or over if acting as an individual on the claimant’s behalf. It is becoming increasingly popular, however, to enlist the services of an organisation such as the Money Carer Foundation as the legal appointee.

 

What is Included in the Care Home Appointeeship Plan?

Our platform offers a wide range of benefits to ensure that managing payments to claimants is made as simple and efficient as possible. The table below details a breakdown of the key service features that form our care home based DWP appointee plan.

Care Home Based Appointeeship Plan - £45 Per Month

Included if required

Individual, FSCS-protected client bank account opened for welfare benefit payments and ongoing management

Yes

Money Carer appointeeship security bond put in place to protect client monies*

Yes

Separate rent management bank account opened for rent payment

Yes

Carer shopping cards and funding if needed

Yes

Client personal budget/spending account opened and card provided

Yes

Payment of the all required care home, local authority and any other bills

Yes

Liaise with DWP regarding all welfare benefit matters

Yes

Undertake benefit entitlement checks for correct benefit payments

Yes

Create a personal spending budget for the client

Yes

Provide secure online and smartphone app access to plan for client and carers and social workers as required

Yes

Arrange emergency or scheduled funds payment via PayPoint vouchers or CashbyText service

Yes

Provide online account access to trusted family members (read-only and subject to access agreement)

Yes

The Money Carer team is available by phone, email, secure messaging

Yes

* Money Carer in conjunction with Aviva and Security Bonds Ltd developed the Appointeeship Security Bond in 2018

* Download the Money Carer Appointee Services Pricing and Information Document

 

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