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Last updated:
14/11/2017

How do I pay for residential care?

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  1. Overview
  2. What is residential care and will I have to pay?
  3. What is capital and how will the local authority assess this?
  4. How will the local authority assess my income?
  5. What is the most I will have to pay?
  6. What are top-up fees?
  7. What are Deferred Payment Agreements (DPA)?
  8. The Mental Health Act and section 117 aftercare
  9. What if I cannot afford the charges?
  10. Next steps

  1. Useful contacts
  2. Still looking for help?

Useful contacts:

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. Web chat available on website.

Telephone - 03444 111 444

Same as costs calling 01 or 02 for landline

Carer’s Allowance Unit

Money to help you look after someone who needs to be cared for.

Address - Carers Allowance Unit  Mail Handling Site A  Wolverhampton  WV98 2AB

Telephone - 0345 608 4321

Up to 9p per minute for landlines, 3p – 55p per minute for mobiles.
(Mon – Thurs 8:30am – 5pm Fri – 8:30am – 4pm )

Within this subject

  1. Overview
  2. What is residential care and will I have to pay?
  3. What is capital and how will the local authority assess this?
  4. How will the local authority assess my income?
  5. What is the most I will have to pay?
  6. What are top-up fees?
  7. What are Deferred Payment Agreements (DPA)?
  8. The Mental Health Act and section 117 aftercare
  9. What if I cannot afford the charges?
  10. Next steps

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