Reporting fraud and how we deal with it

Social care fraud

Misuse of personal budgets that are paid to a person receiving care or their carer(s) to manage their care can be considered as fraud. 

Fraud can be carried out by:  

  • The user of the care services or 
  • Someone who is managing the budget on their behalf or 
  • The organisation or individual who is providing the care. 

Social care fraud includes: 

  • Not telling us when the service user has died and continuing to receive payments from their personal budget 
  • Claiming money from your personal budget is going to a carer when you are keeping it yourself 
  • Taking the money from a dependent’s personal budget and using it to pay for things other than their care. 

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