Adult care assessments

Financial assessments

A financial assessment is a way of finding out whether you will be able to pay for the support you need, and whether we can offer help towards the cost.

We will carry out a financial assessment following your needs assessment.

The financial assessment will look at:

  • your income
  • your savings and other funds
  • any property you own or may benefit from

We only pay the full amount of a person's care costs in rare and exceptional cases.

You may prefer to get support from a local community group as their services may be free or subsidised.

Our adult care and health web pages include many links to community groups and charities that provide care. You can also find out about help in the community from your local area coordinator.

For information on financial help, go to our page on fairer charging – what you can afford.

Read more about how we carry out an assessment.