Charging for social care
- The local authority has a choice whether or not to charge you for ‘non-residential’ social care services. The Care Act 2014 has set out a standard way to charge for care.
- Community care charges are different around the country. This factsheet gives an overview of the charging system.
- You will get free aftercare services if you are under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
- If you are not happy with the amount your local authority is charging, then you should ask for a review of your circumstances.
We know that money and mental health problems often go hand in hand. That’s why Rethink Mental Illness, as part of Mental Health UK, have set up a new website. It will help you understand, manage and improve your mental and financial health. You can find a wide range of information to help you with paying for social care. Just visit www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org to find out more.
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness' Advice Service in accordance with the Information Standard. Last reviewed in April 2016. Next review April 2018.
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