You might need to pay for some or all of the care and support you receive at home. Or you might not need to pay anything at all.
If your care needs assessment has identified that residential care is the best way to meet your needs, we may ask you to pay a contribution towards the cost.
You need a financial assessment to see if you can get help to pay for your care and support. See how to get one and what to expect.
See some examples of how much people pay for care based on their income and savings.
Our online financial assessment calculator will give you an idea of how much you might be asked to contribute towards the cost of your care.
What to do if you disagree with the amount you have been asked to contribute towards your care costs or can't afford to pay.
How to pay your social care contributions to the council.
If you pay for care, or receive direct care payments, you can make a payment enquiry online.
If you are eligible for a DPA, we'll pay your costs until you're ready to sell your home to repay the debt.
Direct payments give you the freedom to choose who provides the services you need.
The disabled facilities grant can help towards the cost of adapting your home so you can live independently.
If you'd like to speak to someone about what choices are available, there are many sources of financial advice.