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Fact Sheets - Money Management (Adults)

Paying for Care Fact sheet

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Paying for care

Unlike the NHS, social care services are not free. How much you pay for your care depends on your level of income and savings. This fact sheet gives more information on the financial assessment process. The assessment looks at your

Paying for care at home

 financial circumstances to work out if you need to contribute towards the cost of your care, and if so, how much that contribution should be. You can also find more information on the Getting Informed website.

This guidance is aimed at those who have already received a social care assessment and are eligible for care and support.  If you need care and support whilst living at home, we will carry out a financial assessment.

Personal budgets and direct payments

A personal budget is an amount of money made available to meet your social care and support needs, following a care assessment.  A direct payment is a personal budget taken as a cash payment, made directly to you. It can also be paid directly to an authorised person or to an organisation acting on your behalf.

Paying for care in a care home

This guidance is aimed at those who have already received a social care assessment and are eligible for care and support.  A financial assessment will calculate how much you need to pay towards the cost of your care in a care home, by looking at your income, savings, capital and benefits, including any additional benefits you may be entitled to.

Paying for your own care and support when you leave hospital

Going into hospital can be a worrying time for people and their carers/family members. It is useful to think early-on about what will happen when you leave hospital, whether you will need on-going care and support and if so how you will pay for it.  Unlike NHS services, social care is unlikely to be free. View the paying for your own care and support when you leave hospital

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