Working out your home care charge
Costs and rates
Care and support in your home costs £16.60 per hour and includes help with tasks such as washing and dressing, getting in and out of bed, taking medication and meal preparation.
This rate is lower than the full cost of providing the service and is reviewed each year.
If we decide that you need care at home, we will assess your finances to work out your contribution.
You will pay the hourly rate times the hours you receive if you have savings and investments greater than £27,250. You will not pay for any free services.
You will pay up to an assessed amount if you have savings and investments less than £27,250. You will not pay anything if the assessed amount is nil. You also will not pay for any free services.
Free personal care and housing support
Personal care includes help with washing, dressing and going to the toilet. You may have to pay for things like cleaning, laundry or washing up after meals.
We will assess whether you are entitled to free personal care and other free services. Your assessment care manager will discuss the options with you. You will be entitled to
- free personal care if you are 65 years old or over
- free care if you are terminally ill.
- free care if you are subject to a Compulsory Treatment Order (CTO)