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Financial help and advice

Financial help and advice

Help to make informed choices about funding your own care, the costs involved in paying for residential care or care services as well as information on benefits and welfare advice for people struggling to afford essentials.

Social care funding advice

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Care fees advice Help for you or a member of your family make informed choices

Paying for care

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The costs involved and whether you can get any financial help

   

Paying for care services


Services that support you to live at home

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Coins

Direct Payments
Having money to arrange services yourself

   

Self-directed support


Giving you more choice and control

Benefits and welfare advice

   Benefits
Information and how to apply for those you are entitled to

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Practical support and advice for people struggling to afford essentials


VAT exemption

Some people might be eligible to receive goods or services zero-rated for VAT. For more information consult Notice 701/7 VAT reliefs for disabled people or contact the HM Revenue and Customs on 0300 123 1073



 

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What am I entitled to?

The local authority is here to help everyone understand their needs and, if required, provide an assessment.

For more information about what help you are entitled to, please see the Who can get help from Adult Services web pages.

Try our online self assessment