Nicola Taylor

Nik is an experienced Care Funding and Benefit adviser and trainer. She has been helping people navigate the care and benefit maze for many years and is dedicated to supporting people to make good care choices and care funding decisions.


Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a tax free, non means tested benefit for someone who suffers from an illness/disability and has care and/or supervision needs. To qualify you must: be state pension age when applying have had a need for at least 6 months and expect to have needs for at least another 6 months. Satisfy presence […]

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PIP reforms

PIP Reforms

The Government has issued a Green Paper consultation on the need for extensive personal independence payment (PIP) reform. Proposals  Proposals include changes to the eligibility criteria for PIP, the PIP assessment, and alternative forms of support, including “moving away from a fixed cash benefit system” and “aligning PIP with existing local services”. In his foreword

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Hospital Discharge – ‘Pathways’

Hospital Discharge and community support Guidance Annex B: discharge pathways Pathway 0 Simple discharge home (to usual place of residence or temporary accommodation) co-ordinated by the ward without involvement of the care transfer hub, with: • no new or additional health and/or social care and support • self-management with signposting to services in the community

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