Paying for your care costs
If you are assessed to receive adult social care and support services, you might have to pay towards the cost of these; you will be referred for a financial assessment (a means test) to work out your contribution.
What is a financial assessment?
The financial assessment will determine whether you need to pay a contribution and will depend on the money you have and any property you own. We use guidance set by the government to work out your contribution, our contributions policy explains how your contribution would be calculated.
You'll be expected to pay up to the full costs of your care and support if you have money or capital assets over £23,250.
To find out if you might have to pay something, try our simple online calculator.
This is only for your information, if you decide to take up services you will still receive a full financial assessment.
What happens after the financial assessment is completed?
If you are receiving non-residential services, you will be advised of the most you can pay towards your care and support costs - this is your maximum contribution.
If you have any further questions regarding your non-residential financial assessment we have some frequently asked questions that may help you.
If you are in residential care, we will inform you and your care home provider of what you will need to pay towards your placement - this is your assessed contribution.
If you have any further questions regarding your residential financial assessment we have some frequently asked questions that may help you.
Your financial assessment will be reviewed on an annual basis.
For further information on what financial information we collect, how we use it and when this may be shared, please refer to our privacy notice.
Deferred Payment Scheme
You may be able to use the value of a property you own to pay for your care and support costs through the deferred payment scheme.
Find further information on the Care Act 2014.