If you are over 18 years old and have eligible care and support needs you may have to contribute towards the cost of your care and support.
We carry out a financial assessment to check how much you can afford to contribute. We take your income and capital into account, and ask for financial evidence and supporting documents.
The amount you have to pay is called a financially assessed contribution and will not be more than you can afford. Our Fairer Contributions Policy explains this in more detail.
Paying towards non-residential care & support
Examples of non-residential care and support are:
- home care (day and night)
- day activities
- respite care
- supported living
- support provided by a Personal Assistant (PA)
If you have been assessed as needing to receive non-residential care, please download and read our ‘Paying towards your Care and Support at Home’ factsheet.
Paying towards care & support in a residential or nursing home
If you have been assessed as needing to receive care and support in a registered care home, please download and read our ‘Paying towards your Care and Support in a Residential or Nursing Home’ factsheet.
Buying your own care & support
If you can meet the full costs of your care and support without any financial help from us, then you are known as a self-funder. As a self-funder you can buy your own care and support, either at home or in a residential or nursing home. Please download and read our ‘Help for Self-Funders’ factsheet.
Managing your care & support finances
We want to help support you to make informed, affordable and long term financial decisions about your care.
We can provide some financial information and advice ourselves. We will also help you get information and advice from other organisations. Please download and read our ‘Managing your Finances’ factsheet.