Care homes are run by private companies, councils and voluntary organisations. Care homes can be expensive but you might be able to get some financial support from the council.
If the council agrees that you need to move into a care home, they will do a financial assessment to work out if you are eligible for financial support.
Visit Essex County Council for information on paying for a care home.
AgeUK: Care homes
Independent Age: Paying for a care home
GOV.UK: Care and support statutory guidance