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Long-Term Care Scheme (FOI)

Long-Term Care Scheme (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 24 January 2022.
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Long-Term Care Scheme

If an individual requiring long-term care is on income support, or a low income of below £30,000 and living in rented accommodation, how does that person access the Long-Term Care Scheme?

Is there alternative financial support for individuals rehabilitating following a stroke or other serious injury who are requiring long-term care but cannot afford to pay for it?


All details of the Long-Term Care scheme and how to access it are publicly available on As the information requested is accessible by other means, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.

About the long-term care scheme

The Long-Term Care scheme only covers permanent conditions. Rehabilitation would not be covered, but any prevailing permanent condition post rehabilitation would be.

Income Support benefit may be available for anyone suffering financial hardship because of a stroke or injury.

Details are published in the following link:

Income Support

Further support may be available via Incapacity Benefit.

Details are published in the following link:

Sickness, injury and disability

Article applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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