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Paying for Adult Social Care services

Some services we provide are not free for everyone – the amount you have to pay depends on how much you can afford.

For further information about paying for Adult Social Care Services please read the 'Paying for Adult Social Care' guide which can be found in the Documents section on this page. 

The guide includes information about:

  • ​cost of care provided in your own home (non-residential care)
  • cost of residential care
  • how you pay for care and support services
  • personal budgets - 
  • deferred payment agreements (you can watch a video about deferred payment agreements in British Sign Language​
  • where to go for independent financial advice


You may want help with dealing with your finances. For individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment you can apply for Power of Attorney for a nominated individual - please see the External links section for how to apply for Power of Attorney.

If you need to manage the finances of someone who lacks mental capacity you will need to apply for Deputyship (if their savings are more than £14,250) - please see the External links section for how to apply for Deputyship.

If you need to manage the finances of someone who lacks mental capacity you will need to apply for appointee-ship (if their savings are less than £14,250 and claiming benefits - please see the External links section for how to apply for appointee-ship.​​

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