How adult social care and support is paid for
View paying for adult social care services
People in England receiving adult social care services must pay for their care. You should expect to pay towards the cost of care services unless your assets, savings and income are very low.
How much will have to be paid
The amount you will have to pay depends on the type of help you need and the savings and income that you have. There are three levels:
- if you have income and savings of more than £23,250 you will need to pay the full cost of your care
- if your income and savings are between £14,250 and £23,250 you will need to pay a contribution towards your care
- and if you have less than £14,250 you may not have to pay anything
Further information is contained in our fact sheets:
You will be offered a financial assessment and welfare benefit check to determine your ability to pay.
We will start your financial assessment using data the Council holds or can access through the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
A Financial Coordinator will be allocated to you to explain the process and assist with any queries.
If a property is left empty by a person now living in a residential care home you may be eligible to apply for a Council Tax reduction.
Page last reviewed: 29 March 2022