This page has information about the financial support available to help with the cost of your care. This could be care and support services at home or in a care home.
Free personal and nursing care
Our non-residential charging policy 2022 to 2023 (PDF 584KB) explains how we consider and calculate a person’s ability to contribute to their care and support services. You will never be asked to contribute more than you can afford. The policy doesn't include information about contributing to costs in a care home.
You can ask for a benefits health check. This makes sure you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to. If there is a benefit you may be entitled to but aren't claiming, we will direct you to the correct organisation who can help you apply.
If you move into a care home, temporarily or permanently, you may be expected to contribute to the cost of your care from your income or capital. Our guide to contributing towards residential or nursing care home fees (PDF 184KB) explains the financial process if you need to go into a care home.
If you have any questions about the financial help available, or would like more information, please call the Social Work Finance team on 01467 539380.