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There's lots of free advice and support that can help you to live independently.

Some Adult Social Care services are also free but you may be asked to contribute towards the cost of others.

The amount you pay will depend on the services you receive and your financial situation; the amount you have in savings and your income. A financial assessment will be undertaken to determine the amount you should contribute. 

We charge for all services provided through Adult Social Care, excluding:

  • Reablement
  • Carers’ support services
  • Equipment and adaptations up to £1,000 in value
  • Telecare

Our approach to charging is explained in detail in our Charging policy for Adult Social Care but you will find most of what you need to know, explained simply, in our leaflet Paying for adult community care and support.