In some cases Adult Social Care may be able to help with the cost of Adult Care Services. This is determined after a needs assessment has been carried out. As soon as you have been assessed as having a need for Social Care Support, we will need to contact you to see if you can contribute financially to the cost of your care package.
Many people will not be asked to pay the full cost and in some cases no charge will be made. The decision on how much you will pay will be based on a financial assessment. Where a financial assessment is required, we will make an appointment with you to determine how much you will be required to contribute towards the cost of your care and support at home or in a Care Home. The Client Financial Services Team will carry out a financial assessment of your circumstances to work out exactly what your contribution should be; this will be calculated according to The Care Act 2014 Charging and Assessment Regulations and the Councils Charging and Financial Assessment for Care and Support at Home Policy.
The Client Financial Services Team will also be able to provide advice and support regarding any benefits that you are entitled to receive. All information that you give will be treated confidentially and all records of the conversation will be kept securely.
You will find further information in the following documents:
You can also download a copy of the Financial Assessment Form or if you require a hard copy or have any questions about charging or financial assessments please contact the Client Financial Services Team.
Contact the Client Financial Services Team
Telephone: 01642 524586
In some cases where an adult is unable to take care of their own finances and they have no relatives or friends willing or able to take on this role, the Council can step in to take charge of finances through an Appointeeship, Court of Protection arrangement.
For more details about this service please contact Client Property and Financial Affairs on telephone: 01642 527496.
For information about financial advice and support please see our Benefits advice and guidance section.