Paying for non-residential care
Care usually provided to enable you to stay in your own home
Paying for services provided in the community (non-residential care)
We do not count:
- Any wages or salary you may receive
- Mobility Allowance
- The mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
- War Widows Pension
- War Disablement Pension
- Armed forces independent payment
- Savings Credit part of Pension Credit
We do take into account any savings you may have. If you have savings or other assets (excluding the home you live in) over £23,250 you will have to pay the full cost of any services you receive.
Any savings between £14,250 and £23,250 will also be taken into account when we decide how much you will have to pay.
A weekly tariff of £1.00 will apply to every £250 above the level of £14,250.
Try the calculatorUse the contributions calculator for an idea of what you may have to pay for non-residential care and support services.
Frequently asked questions
No, the value of the home you live in is not considered for non-residential service charges.
How often will I be assessed?
Financial re-assessments will be completed annually (at the start of the new tax year) and any changes in your circumstances will be taken into account.
What if my financial circumstances change?
You must let us know if your financial circumstances change in any way. You may be entitled to more contribution towards your care, or you may be asked to make more of a contribution depending on your circumstances.
When will I pay for my care services?
If you are on a cash budget then you will be asked to make your contribution into the allocated bank account every four weeks.
If you are on a budget managed by the Council, then you will be billed every 4 weeks for your contribution. The only exception to billing every 4 weeks is if your contribution is less than £3 a week, in which case you will be billed whenever the charges reach a total of £12.
What if I want to make a complaint?
Any concerns, complaints or comments should be directed in the first instance to the Revenues & Benefits Service:
Assessments & Benefits Service - Adult Care
Revenues & Benefits
P0 Box 615
Rochdale 0L16 9AJ
Under Section 17(3) of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act (1983) all individuals have the right to ask the Authority for a review of a charge for which they have been assessed if they consider that they cannot pay it.
These requests for review should be sent to:
P0 Box 100
Rochdale 0L16 9NP
Tel: 0300 303 8886
How do I arrange my own care and support?
- Request a care and support assessment
- Paying for residential care
- Use the contributions calculator to see how much you may have to pay for services
- What's a financial assessment?
- What's a personal budget?
- Claiming benefits
- Getting an advocate to speak on my behalf
- Managing someone else's affairs
- Get independent financial advice