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If you have care needs you may have to pay for the cost of your care. We have a financial assessment tool to help you find out how much you may have to pay towards it.
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 Adult Social Care 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 Adult Social Care 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 use the financial assessment tool to calculate how much you may be required to pay and also complete a financial assessment – we will confirm this to you in writing when we have checked the information that we have received from you.
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 Adult Social Care Financial Services Team.
Contact the Adult Social Care Financial Services Team
Telephone: 01642 524586
Email: [email protected]
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 your social worker.
For information about financial advice and support please see our Benefits advice and guidance section.