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Last updated:
16/11/2017

How do I pay for social care?

I am a carer; will the Trust charge me?

  1. Overview
  2. What is social care?
  3. When can the Trust charge me for non-residential services?
  4. I am a carer; will the Trust charge me?
  5. What if I cannot afford the charges?
  6. How can I deal with problems about charges?
  7. What are direct payments?
  8. Can I get direct payments?
  9. How will the local Trust pay me?
  10. What can I spend direct payments on?
  11. What are important things to know about managing Direct Payments?
  12. When will my direct payments end?
  13. Next steps
There may be local schemes that will help you pay the Trust for some services, for example respite care.

The Trust has a duty to assess, and also the power to meet your needs as a carer and this means that they have discretion whether they meet your needs as a carer. If they decide they can meet your assessed needs, you will get help free of charge but if they can’t, you may need to pay for the services.

There may be local schemes that will help you pay the Trust for some services, for example respite care. Enquire with your local Trust about them.

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  1. Overview
  2. What is social care?
  3. When can the Trust charge me for non-residential services?
  4. I am a carer; will the Trust charge me?
  5. What if I cannot afford the charges?
  6. How can I deal with problems about charges?
  7. What are direct payments?
  8. Can I get direct payments?
  9. How will the local Trust pay me?
  10. What can I spend direct payments on?
  11. What are important things to know about managing Direct Payments?
  12. When will my direct payments end?
  13. Next steps
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