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Information on whether you will need to pay for care services.
Whether or not you contribute will depend on your financial circumstances.
If it's decided you need residential care, we may ask you to pay a contribution to the cost.
If you are eligible for a DPA, we'll pay your costs until you're ready to sell your home to repay the debt.
If you'd like to speak to someone about what choices are available, there are many sources of financial advice.
How to pay your social care contributions to the council.
Direct payments give you the freedom to choose who provides the services you need.
If you pay for care, or receive direct care payments, you can make a payment enquiry online.