How much will you have to pay

Adult social care services are not free for everyone. Most people will have to pay something towards the cost of their care, with some people having to pay the full cost.

To help you to plan your care:

If you do qualify for financial support

If you do qualify for financial support towards your care and support, the city council will then work out how much your care and support will cost. This is known as your personal budget.

This is an amount of money that you can spend on the care and support that you need, where your needs meet the Care Act eligibility criteria and aren’t already being met in other ways.

To make things easy for you, we can give you your personal budget as a Direct Payment. Read more about Direct Payments.

This will give you the most choice and control over how your care is arranged.

Once the personal budget has been determined and care and support or direct payment is in place, a full, personalised financial assessment will be carried out. This assessment will calculate the amount you must contribute towards the cost of your care and support. This will be confirmed in writing.

Page last updated: 16 February 2024

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