Mental Health Care & Treatment
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Your local authority may ask you to pay towards the cost of accommodation but there are rules that determine how much they can charge.
- What is residential care and will I have to pay?
- What is capital and how will the local authority assess this?
- How will the local authority assess my income?
- What is the most I will have to pay?
- What are top-up fees?
- What are Deferred Payment Agreements (DPA)?
- The Mental Health Act and section 117 aftercare
- What if I cannot afford the charges?
- Next steps
If you need social care services, depending on your circumstances, your local authority may ask you to pay towards the cost.
Even if you are not sure whether or not you have a specific mental health problem, it's important to seek help as this will play an important part towards getting and staying well.
What you can expect from private mental healthcare, how you can find private mental healthcare and how to pay for it.
Help with planning and managing your money if you have to go into hospital, and ensuring you don't have debts when you leave.
- What happens to my money, home and pets when I go into hospital?
- Should I tell anyone that I have gone into hospital?
- I was working when I went into hospital. What happens to my pay?
- I was claiming benefits when I went into hospital. What will happen to them?
- I claim Universal Credit (UC). How will this be affected?
- How can I pay my bills if I’m in hospital?
- I can’t afford my debts, what can I do?
- What if I cannot look after my money?
- Next steps