Paying for your care and support
There is usually a cost for care and support services unlike health care which is free to everyone.
This page tells you about charging, how to apply for financial help and ways to pay for your care and support services.
You may find it useful to get advice from an independent financial adviser or an independent organisation. Locate can help you search for local independent financial advisers.
How much will I have to pay?
The amount you will have to pay depends on the help you need and the income and savings you have.
- If you have income and savings of more that £23,250 you will need to pay the full cost of your care.
- If your income and savings are between £14,250 and £23,250 you will need to make a contribution.
- If you have less than £14,250 you may not have to pay anything.
Understanding your care charges
Depending on the type of care and support you're eligible for, different charges may apply. Download any of our factsheets, below, to help you understand our charges.
- Factsheet: Advice if you are considering long-term care (PDF, 373kb, opens in a new window)
- Factsheet: Choice of accommodation and third party top-ups (PDF, 371kb, opens in a new window)
- Factsheet: Information for residents who can meet the cost of their care home fees (PDF, 391kb, opens in a new window)
- Factsheet: Charging for non-residential services (PDF, 429kb, opens in a new window)
- Factsheet: Charging for residential and nursing care (PDF, 418kb, opens in a new window)
- Factsheet: Charging for Extra Care services (PDF, 391kb, opens in a new window)
- Factsheet: Charging for lift maintenance (PDF, 414kb, opens in a new window)
- Factsheet: Information for people in residential care with property (PDF, 432kb, opens in a new window)
Read our charging policies for more information: