Paying for care and support

How much the different adult social-care services we offer cost.

The amount you have to pay towards the cost of your care and support depends on:

  • the type of care and support you need, as identified in your Adult Social Care Assessment
  • your personal finances, including your income, capital and any allowances that can be made

The same rules are applied to everyone to make sure resources are allocated fairly.

Some care and support services remain free, such as reablement and advice and information.  

Find out more about financial assessments and your personal budget.

Weekly residential/nursing care from 8 April 2024

Service Independent Care services
Residential £752.85 £825.99
Physically frail - residential and nursing £850.43 £876.54
Residential dementia £943.11 £1007.21
Nursing dementia £978.11 n/a

Deferred Payment Arrangement (DPA) fees from 8 April 2024

Interest charge reviewed 6 monthly in line with Government Gilt rates.

Service Fee
Setting up a DPA (maximum charge) £250
Annual review £50
Termination costs £50
Abortive costs £50

Fixed Meal charges from 8 April 2024

Meals charges are not means-tested. Everyone pays the same flat rate charge to the service provider.

Service Fee
Day care attendance (meal charge in Care Services establishments only) £3.21

Non-Residential care charges from 8 April 2024 

Service Fee
Charging ceiling (maximum that will be charged for non-residential care) £850.43
Home Care, Sitting Service, Support Worker, Extra Care Housing and Supported Living £22.64 per hour
Telecare Services £1.49 per week
Transport £1.97 per mile (minimum £3.94 per journey, maximum £29.55 per journey)
Day Care £38.60 per day
Care arrangement fee for full fee payers £6.10 per week

Further information

For more detailed guidance, use the documents below.