Social care is means tested, which means that you may be asked to contribute or pay in full for the services you receive.
After your care assessment, if you are eligible for support from adult social care, you will be offered a financial assessment to see whether you are eligible for any funding. By law, all councils use the same criteria for financial assessment. If you choose not to have a financial assessment you will be charged the full cost of your care.
A member of our financial assessment and benefits team will visit you to talk about your options and help you claim any benefits you might be entitled to, such as attendance allowance or personal independence payments.
When we visit we will need to see proof of all of your income, savings and investments.
We will ask about the things that you have to pay for because of your disability.
If you will be receiving care and support at home we will also ask about your housing costs. This includes mortgage or rent payments, and utility bills – we will need to see copies of bills and receipts for proof.
Contact our Financial Assessment and Benefits team by phone on 023 9268 8199.