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Last updated:
01/06/2018

How do I pay for social care?

What is a personal budget?

  1. Overview
  2. What is social care and will I be charged?
  3. What is a personal budget?
  4. Will I have to pay if Section 117 applies to me?
  5. What if I cannot afford the charges?
  6. Can I complain about the charges?
  7. Direct Payments
  8. Next steps
This is money from social services to spend on services that you want.

When you have a care and support plan, you will get a personal budget. This is money from social services to spend on services that you want. Your personal budget will explain: 

  • How much your care will cost,
  • How much you will have to pay for your care, and
  • How much the local authority will pay for your care. 

The rules on the local authority giving you money for your personal budget are the same as the rules on charging. Once they have assessed your needs and decided your personal budget they will decide if you need to pay anything. The local authority should review your plan six to eight weeks after you have signed it off and then every 12 months.

 

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  1. Overview
  2. What is social care and will I be charged?
  3. What is a personal budget?
  4. Will I have to pay if Section 117 applies to me?
  5. What if I cannot afford the charges?
  6. Can I complain about the charges?
  7. Direct Payments
  8. Next steps
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