Paying for care at home

Care and support services are not free. Most people will pay some money towards their care costs. The amount you pay is based on what you can afford.

People with more than £23, 250 in savings and assets (capital) will pay the full cost for their care and support.

Find out more in our leaflet:

Leaflet: What you will need to pay towards the cost of your care and support

Easy Read: What you will need to pay for services [1.9 MB] [pdf]

If you live in and own your home, we will not include the value when we assess how much you will pay towards home care.

Find out if you need to pay

You can quickly check if you'll need to pay towards your care using our financial eligibility checker:

How we assess you

Step 1

We will talk to you to find out what you need help with and whether you are eligible for our support. This is called a social care assessment.

Step 2

Once we know what support you need, we will work out the estimated cost of your care and support and inform you of this.

Step 3

We will carry out a financial assessment. This means we add up your income such as pensions and benefits, and any savings. We will tell you the maximum weekly amount you'll need to pay towards your care.

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