Charging for Residential / Nursing Care

The amount that you may need to pay for residential or nursing care depends on your financial circumstances.

If you have savings of less than £30,000 (effective from April 2017) Social Services may be able to assist with paying for your care however you must have received a Social Services assessment that confirms you are eligible for residential or nursing care.

If you are assessed as eligible, you will be offered a financial assessment which will take account your income, savings and other assets and will help us to decide how much you need to contribute towards the cost of your care. If you decide not to provide us with your financial details, you will have to pay for the full cost of your care.

If you have already entered a residential or nursing home as a self-funder i.e. paying all fees yourself and your savings are now less than or nearing £30,000 (effective from April 2017), you can ask for a Social Services assessment to see if we can now assist with your fees.

More information on the services and their charges can be found in our Charging for Residential Care and Support document.

Charging for Non Residential / Nursing Care Services

Although there is no charge for an assessment, some of the services provided by us to adults, following the assessment, may incur a charge.

If you are assessed as eligible, you will be offered a financial assessment which will take into account your income, savings and other assets and will help us to decide how much you need to contribute towards the cost of your care. If you decide not to provide us with your financial details, you will have to pay for the full cost of your care however for services such as homecare, the maximum that you can pay (as of April 2017) is £70 per week.

More information on the services and their charges can be found in our Charging for Non-Residential Care and Support document.