Care and support services in England have never been free. Most people have to pay something towards their own care and some will have to pay for all of their costs (Private funders).
Your local authority (council) may cover some or all of the cost of care in some circumstances, but its help is “means-tested”. This means that who pays depends on what your needs are, how much money you have, and what level and type of care and support you require.
For most people needing social care services, the first place to start is by asking your local authority for an assessment of your social care needs.
If the local authority considers that you need support that it can provide, it may also carry out an assessment of your finances. This assessment will determine whether the local authority will meet all the cost of your care, or whether you will need to contribute towards your care cost or whether you will have to meet the full costs yourself. Find out about support paid for by your local authority.
Currently, local authorities won’t provide care services if you have more than £23,250 in savings and property (your “capital”). However, from April 2020, this threshold will rise alongside the introduction of the cap on care costs, so more people will be eligible for help sooner.
For Emyvale Care we accept council funded residents or private funded residents. Even if you are council funded we will ask for a 3rd party contribution this is known nationally as a ‘Top up for Care’.
We are happy to talk to you about our costs, just give us a ring and we will explain everything.