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If you are assessed as having un-met, eligible care and support needs, we will use your assessment to identify your needs and work out how much it will cost to support them.
We will then assess your finances to work out your contribution to meeting the costs associated with your care and support plan.
Charges will start from the date you start receiving services from us. However, they charges won't come into effect until we finish your financial assessment.
To carry out the financial assessment, we will need to know about:
We will then:
You will then receive your first invoice within seven weeks of the visit, or a letter explaining why this is not possible.
A Deferred Payment Agreement is an arrangement you can make with us that will let you use the value of your home to assist with paying your care home costs. This means that you do not have to sell your home to pay for your care.
If you are eligible, we will help pay your care home costs on your behalf. You can delay repaying them back until you choose to sell your home, or until after your death. In these arrangements, you will sign a legal agreement, stating that the money will be repaid when your home is sold.
It is important to recognise that deferred payments are only one way to pay for your care. You should always seek legal and financial advice to explore your options before making any final decision.
See further information and how to apply for the deferred payment scheme (PDF)
Read the Adult Social Care's Fairer contributions policy (PDF).