We will usually ask you to contribute towards the cost of your support, based on an assessment of your financial circumstances.
The financial assessment will look at how much money you have coming in, how much money you spend and any savings or capital, for example your house, that you have. The assessment will always make sure that you have enough money to meet your living expenses.
If you don’t want to have a financial assessment you will need to fund the whole cost of your care yourself.
If you feel that your estimated budget is not realistic tell your care manager and we can review your assessment. We can also give you a full copy of your social care assessment so that you can check the information recorded is accurate.
We will talk to you about how you want to receive your personal budget. You can have Direct Payments which you manage and spend on services, or we can manage and arrange services for you. You can also have a mixture of both. You can find more information about Direct Payments and managed services on our website, by speaking to your care manager or by contacting Care Direct on 0345 1551 007.
This page was last modified: 12th Jun 2014