If the answer is no:
You will get some financial help from Social Services towards the costs of your care and support although you must have a financial assessment to work out how much we will pay and how much you will pay.
You may be offered a home visit from someone who works for us called a Financial Assessment Officer, who will:
In some cases, we may not need to visit you. If this is the case, we can usually get information from you, or the person who helps you with your financial affairs, over the phone.
If the answer is yes:
You will not usually be eligible for any financial help towards the costs of your care and support.
For further information go to if you pay for your own care.
If you are paying the full cost of your care and have savings, then you should seek independent financial advice to maximise investment returns.
The value of your home is included in the assessment of your capital unless one of the following people still lives there:
It is just your own financial circumstances that are assessed, not your partner’s.
We have a team of financial assessment officers and a welfare rights unit who assist with advice on benefits and the charging policy.