You must pay for:
These charges apply from the date your services start.
How much help you get depends on:
We offer a Financial Assessment (a means test) to work out how much you could afford to pay each week towards this care.
We make allowances for certain expenses.
We use this information to work out your Assessed Maximum Weekly Charge – this is the most you could be asked to pay for your eligible care services
If the weekly cost of your care services is less than your Assessed Maximum Weekly Charge you will need to pay the full cost of your care.
If the weekly cost of your care services is more than your Assessed Maximum Weekly Charge we may be able to help you with your care costs.
You won’t be eligible for financial support from the Council. However:
We recommend you seek independent financial advice. The Council works with “My Care My Home” who can offer information and match you to a specialist Independent Financial Adviser who can offer advice on care funding options. Call free on phone: 0800 731 8470 or visit their website: www.mycaremyhome.co.uk
You won’t get any help with your care costs.
However, you can change your mind and ask for a financial assessment at any time.
Please tell your social care worker.
We will ask you for the name, address and phone number of your financial representative as they will need to be involved in your financial assessment.
Although this guide offers some key facts, the rules around paying for care are far more complex.
For more details about paying for care and our financial assessment and charging policy visit www.reading.gov.uk/carecharges.