Key points of this subject
- The Trust has a choice whether or not to charge you for ‘non-residential’ social care services.
- There are multiple pieces of legislation regulating social care in Northern Ireland – Health and Personal Social Services (NI) Order 1972 gives the Department powers to recover charges for Social Care.
- The charging system in NI is largely discretionary and it differs between local Trusts.
Within this subject
- What is social care?
- When can the Trust charge me for non-residential services?
- I am a carer; will the Trust charge me?
- What if I cannot afford the charges?
- How can I deal with problems about charges?
- What are direct payments?
- Can I get direct payments?
- How will the local Trust pay me?
- What can I spend direct payments on?
- What are important things to know about managing Direct Payments?
- When will my direct payments end?
- Next steps