This factsheet explains the process for:
obtaining a local authority assessment of your care and support needs
whether you are someone who needs care or you are a carer
deciding whether you are eligible to receive care and support services
working out a plan to meet your care and support needs including the
It also explains what should happen if you are found to be ineligible for services or you have to pay the full cost of services following a meanstest.
This factsheet is one of a range, providing information about your rights to advice, help and practical support within the adult social care system. Many cover aspects of the means-test for paying for services. Within all these we cover how you should be treated if you are required to pay the full amount for care and support services. This is known as being a ‘self-funder’.