Care Fees Confidence

Peace of mind for you and your family

Facing the challenge of arranging and paying for care on behalf of an elderly loved one can seem like a lonely place.

Like many significant stages throughout our lives, embarking on paying lifetime care fees can have devastating financial results, not to mention detrimental effects on your loved one’s well-being. Particularly if ill-informed decisions are made or even worse, you leave it too late.

Karen Thornley - Independent Financial Adviser - Paying For Care Fees Specialist
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When it comes to how their care is paid for, and what to do with your loved one’s wealth...

You need someone you can trust, who has a focussed, effective and proven approach.

  • SOLLA Accredited
  • Independent Advice
  • Holistic Financial Planning

Our services for when it matters most

Our experts have successfully supported families and attorneys for decades, guiding them through the care system. Our tailor-made lifetime care fees solutions give peace of mind and confidence that informed decisions are made.

When it comes to how their care is paid for, and what to do with your loved one’s wealth, you need someone you can trust, who has a focussed, effective and proven approach.

Financial planning for seniors who are starting over. As we go through life, we can face unwelcome and unexpected changes. Adapting can be a challenge as we age, as habits and familiarity have set in.

All advice is completely unbiased and independent.

You can be assured of this as our simple fixed fee structure relates to the service and advice provided, not the amount of money invested.

We’re here for you throughout your journey

“In 2010 I was in possession of capital and needed reliable investment advice. On the recommendation of an experienced Chartered Accountant I contacted Karen Thornley. From the outset, I found Karen to be trustworthy and competent in advising me with the investment of this capital and immediately felt relieved by having Karen’s advice. I subsequently sold my property in order to move into a residential Care Home.
At this time Karen’s help was invaluable in advising me how best to use the proceeds of the house sale for my future care. Karen met me on two occasions during this period to give specific advice on the payment of lifetime care fees. Having had the experience of Karen’s advice over these years I would thoroughly recommend her service. I find Karen reliable, resourceful and easy to communicate with.” V. Sharpe, Hampshire

Planning how to fund the care for a loved one is an emotional and complex decision.

With care home fees ranging from £500 to over £1,500 per week, ensuring you have the right financial planning is critical.

Having difficulties with activities of daily living increases as we get older. Finding the right support brings confidence for the whole family.

  • Source: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (201612)
• 65Yrs - Those with difficulty with just one activity of daily living
• 85Yrs - Those with difficulty with just one activity of daily living

Meet our Advisors

Our team of professionals have experience in marketing, sales and many other.
Karen Thornley - Paying for care fees advisor

Karen Thornley

Independent Financial Adviser & Later Life Specialist

Sue Gollop, CeMAP CeRER

Mortgage, Equity Release and Protection Adviser

Client Comments


I wasn’t sure what the future would hold, but Karen’s honest, constructive, transparent and knowledgeable approach transformed a situation mired with uncertainty into one which seemed straightforward.

Enduring Power of Attorney

Karen explained clearly what the options were and provided hard copy follow up information in such a way that I was able to understand.

V. Sharpe

Karen was professional and showed great warmth and understanding of my situation and how my husband’s disease was impacting on me.


Recommending your services would be a pleasure for us and the least that we can do for you, you have been so helpful to us and given us information that was impossible to find despite the expertise of Google!


Karen is skilled at presenting complex statutory and regulatory information to her audience, seamlessly adjusting her style and language to the specific client and thereby endearing confidence.


The number of meetings we held really helped us all understand the process and issues. They also helped us reach the same conclusion in an informed way.


Get in touch!

If you, or someone you love, needs care and you are embarking on the payment of lifetime care fees, give us a call to see if we can help with your personal financial plan.
We always take time to listen to you and understand your wishes. Whether it is you who needs the care, a family member or a friend, we are happy to spend some time establishing whether we can help.

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Allen House | 2a East Borough | Wimborne | Dorset | BH21 1PF