Paying for your support

There are different ways your care and support can be paid for.

Who pays for your care and support

There are different ways your care and support can be paid for.

Social services

Social services may pay the full or partial cost of your support, if you have eligible needs and low income and savings. This decision will be made following a financial assessment.

Health services

If your needs relate to your health, then the NHS should pay for your care and support.

Sometimes a package of care will be part funded by health services and part by social services.

Some people will receive funding via Continuing Health Care (CHC).

You

You may have to pay for some, or all, of your care yourself, if you have assets over £23,250.

Social services should still arrange this, but they may charge you for the services you receive. Your council will do a financial assessment to determine how much, if anything, you should pay towards your support.

A combination of two or three sources

Sometimes a package of care will be part funded by health services and part by social service - and you may need to make a contribution as well.