Financial assessment

If you are eligible to receive our support, we will ask you to complete a financial assessment to calculate what you can afford to pay towards the cost of your care. If you do not wish to complete a financial assessment and prefer to make your own care arrangement privately, without any help from us, you can arrange your own care

After the financial assessment:

  • if you are not eligible for our financial support you will need to fund your own care
  • If you are eligible, you will be told how much the council will pay towards the cost of your support and how much you have been assessed to contribute towards your care
  • If you are entitled to a financial contribution towards the services from us, this will be provided by means of a personal budget

For more information about our charging arrangements, you can read the financial implications for non-residential care and the financial implications for entering residential care.

You can also read our full non-residential and residential charging policies for more detailed information.

If you think adult social care can help support you, a family member or friend, call us on 0300 123 6720.