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