Paying for care and support services
How much will I have to pay for care and support services?
The financial assessment will look at your:
- Income from pensions
- Income from some benefits and other assets
The amount you'll have to pay, if any, will be calculated according to government guidelines and can take into account certain housing costs and disability-related spending.
If you prefer to make your own care arrangements privately, without help from us, you don't need to have a financial assessment.
Paying for non-residential care and residential care - what's the difference?
The main difference is that:
- For non-residential care, the value of the home you live in is not taken into account when working out how much you'll need to pay for services - more about paying for non-residential care
- For residential care, any property you own will normally be taken into account and included as one of your capital assets - more about paying for residential care
The contributions calculatorUse the contributions calculator to get an idea of how much you may have to pay if you receive support from us.
More about getting care and support from the council
- Request a care and support assessment
- What are the eligibility criteria?
- What happens at my care and support assessment – and where does it take place?
- What happens after my assessment?
- What's a support plan?
- What's a financial assessment?
- What's a personal budget?
- What if I'm unhappy with the outcome of my assessment?
How do I arrange my own care and support?
This includes information on getting care and support at home to help maintain your independence, getting out and about, living with a disability, improving your health and wellbeing plus an A-Z of local services for adults including older people.
- Paying for non-residential care
- Paying for residential care
- Claiming benefits
- Getting an advocate to speak on my behalf
- Managing someone else's affairs
- Getting independent financial advice
- Care and support at home to help maintain my independence
- Search for local residential care and nursing homes
- A-Z of local care and support services (not provided by the council)
- Adult Care charging policy for Rochdale Borough Council