If you have been assessed as needing care and support, you will have to pay either the full amount or a contribution towards the cost of your care. This will depend on your financial circumstances. See How to get care and support for adults.
There are many different care services available through us, with each service costing a different amount. There are also some services which are non-chargeable, which means there is no cost to you.
How much you have to pay
The amount you will have to pay depends on the following:
- If the service is chargeable or non-chargeable
- Cost of the service
- If you are exempt from paying because of your circumstances
- How much money you have
How we work out how much you pay
If you have been assessed as needing care and support and you have savings and property:-
- over £23,250 you will pay the full costs of your support. We refer to people who access care services from us but pay for themselves as self funders.
- under £23,250 you will probably have to make a contribution to the cost of your care.
- between £14,250 and £23,250. you will be expected to contribute £1 per week for every £250 you have over £14,250. Your charge will be based on your weekly income, and any capital above £14,250.
We will need to give you a Financial assessment to look at all your money and benefits.
Paying for your non-residential care and support
Non-residential services include home care, day care and Carephone Services and home adaptations.
Paying for residential care and support
Residential care and support includes care home or nursing homes. See Paying for a care home or nursing home for more information.
- NHS Choices care and support guide provides national guidance on Funding Care.