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Key points of this subject

  1. The local authority has to charge you for residential care services if you can afford to pay.
  2. They should not charge you for residential care services if you get free aftercare under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
  3. If you are not happy about how much the local authority are charging, you can ask for a review or complain.

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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