- Social care
- Guidance on charges for home care services
- Are there any exceptions when we do not charge?
- What information do we need?
- Disability expenditure assessment
- How do you pay?
- Individual budgets
- How does the assessment work?
- What happens if you do not wish to provide your financial information?
- What happens if you cannot pay?
- When do you have to pay?
- What is the full cost of your care?
- Why we charge
- Will you have to pay the full cost of your care?
- Will your charge change after it has been assessed?
- Your situation has changed, what should you do?
- Will your partner's income be taken into account?
When do you have to pay?
You only have to start paying from the time that you start receiving care.
We always aim to complete the assessment before you start receiving care so that you know in advance exactly how much you will have to contribute. If for whatever reason we can only assess you after you started to receive care, we will still ask you to pay from the date that you start to receive care.
If you do not provide us with financial information when you start to receive care, we will assume that you have sufficient capital to pay the full cost of your care. If you wish to have an assessment at a later date, all you need to do is contact the Financial Assessments Team and we will be happy to help you. We will arrange an assessment for you and if, after doing this assessment, we find that you have been paying too much for your care we will arrange a rebate for you. We will usually back date this to the time that you started receiving care, subject to a time limit of six months.
- Financial Assessments Team Full details for Financial Assessments Team