Freedom of information response

Pay for Care

Publication date: 
Tuesday 17 September 2019

1.  In 2018, how many people contacted you for information on how to pay for care?

2.  In 2018, how many peoples long term care did you - as the local council - pay for either in:
•   In full
•   Partially
•   Self-funding

3.  If someone has assets over a certain amount, they need to pay for their own care.  If you are already paying in full or partially for a person’s care and their financial circumstances change which means that they are now liable for these costs, how do you monitor this? Please confirm all that apply.

•    We expect the person (or their family) receiving care to notify us
•    We expect the care home to notify us
•    We conduct regular reviews of peoples funding eligibility
•    If we start paying for care for a person, we will do this for the remainder of their lives
•    Other - _______________________________________


1.  Information not held

2.  In full = 341

Partially = 1,777

Self-funding = 434

*Please note this data relates to April 2018-March 2019

3.   We would expect the family or person to notify us of any changes to their financial circumstances. Or we would pick this up on the annual review which is conducted every financial year.

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