Social Services Funding
Your local authority social services department will assess your need for care, you should arrange a meeting with them and discuss your relatives’ needs and any concerns you may have. If it is agreed that care is needed, they will then assess your finances to see what funding options are available to you.
If you are assessed as needing a care home place and your capital will be assessed and the three options below may apply:
- You may be entitled to some financial support from your local authority.
- You may be entitled to full financial support
For information on capital requirements please contact your local authority.
If your assets, which may include your property, are calculated to be above the threshold you will, in most cases, be expected to privately pay for your own care. See Self-Funding page for further information.
If you are eligible to receive local authority support you will be asked to have a financial assessment to see if you could pay towards the cost of your support. The financial assessment will look at your income or savings, including income from pensions, some benefits and other assets. The amount you will have to pay will be calculated according to government guidelines and can take into account certain housing costs and disability-related spending.