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Council care charges
We charge the following rates for care and support services at home, sometimes called non-residential or domiciliary care.
2019 to 2020 charges
|Type of service||Frequency||Cost|
|Home Support Services (normal hours) one-to-one||Hourly||£17.96|
|Day Care||Per session||£11.20|
|Day Care with transport||Per session||£12.76|
|Community Support Services group session||Per session||£11.20|
|Community Support Services group session with transport||Per session||£12.76|
|Maximum weekly charge||Per week||£1,722.00|
Your charges will start from the first day of your care.
If this is before your financial assessment is complete, you might be invoiced for the full cost of your care. We will adjust your invoice once the financial assessment is complete.
You won't be charged for care if you go into hospital as you will not be receiving care and support at home.
How care charges work
Your 'assessed contribution' is the amount we calculate you can afford to pay based on your financial assessment.
You will never be asked to pay more than your assessed contribution or more than the cost of your care if this is less than your assessed contribution.
Example: care cost is less than assessed contribution
Mr. C receives one hour of home support services per week, costing £17.96. His assessed contribution is £56.20.
Mr. C pays the lower contribution of £17.96 per week
Example: assessed contribution is less than care costs
Mrs. R receives one hour of home support services per week, costing £17.96. She also attends a day-care centre once a week, with transport, costing £12.76.
The total cost for her care is £30.72
Her assessed contribution is £15
Mrs. R pays the lower contribution of £15 per week
Example: assessed contribution is more than care costs
Mr. B receives 2 hours of home support services per week, costing £35.92. He also attends a community support group session once a week, costing £11.20.
The total cost for his care is £47.12
His assessed contribution is £125.25
Mr. B pays the lower contribution of £47.12 per week
If you are moving into residential care, see our guidance on paying for a care home.Print this page