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Step four of getting adult social care support – allocating your budget

Following your assessments, if you are eligible for ongoing social care support, we allocate you a personal budget.
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This is step four in the process for getting adult social care support.

What is a personal budget?

This is the amount of money we provide to meet your care needs. We will also help you plan the best way to use this money to meet your needs. This is called a care and support plan.

Read more about personal budgets and direct payments.

Financial assessments

Social care services are not free. The amount you need to pay will depend on a financial assessment that looks at the value of your home, assets and income.

If you pay in full for your care and support

We will offer you the same level of support and service as anybody else. We will:

  • offer information and advice about what is available locally

  • complete a needs assessment

  • arrange care and support for you

  • support you to understand the system

  • tell you about local services that can help you set up care and support.

We recommend that you get independent financial advice, especially if buying a care home or nursing home placement, to make sure you do not run out of money.

Exploring your adult social care support needs – the process