You can get help paying for your stay at a residential home if you have under £23,250 in savings and do not own property. If you have more savings than £23,250 or you own property, you'll have to pay the full cost of your care but this may be under a Deferred Payment Agreement.
Our charging policy
We make charges in line with the Care Act 2014 and the Department for Health and Social Care's charging regulations. We must make sure our charging policy:
is fair to everyone;
is easy to understand;
gives good value for money; and
takes into account your ability to pay.
We can provide information to help you choose services that meet your needs.
Eligibility for council help
If you would like help from the council we will need to find out if your care needs meet our eligibility criteria.
If you are not eligible for financial help, we may still be able to advise you on the type of support you might need and the organisations that can provide it.
Support for healthcare needs
If you have mostly healthcare needs and need a nurse to support you rather than a carer, you may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare.
Future care planning
Our top ten things to think about will help you to plan your future care, even if you don't need support at the moment.
We also have advice on financial care planning.