Paying for non-residential care

Charges for non-residential care services

BSL Support

We want to help you live in your own home for as long and as independently as possible. To do this we have a range of non-residential help and support available, such as:

  • Direct payments
  • Homecare
  • Going to day centres
  • Transport.

How much do these services cost?

We may charge a fixed rate or carry out a financial assessment to work out how much you will have to pay for services such as:

  • Independent Living Services including Homecare Support (personal care), Domiciliary Care (practical support and domestic services) and Outreach Services/Community Access
  • Day care (excluding day care as part of your residential care package)
  • Transport we provide
  • Services provided via a personal budget, including those paid through a direct payment.

Some people may be exempt from charges, there is more information on exemptions on the next page.

How are services provided?

We provide the services through a personal budget to give you more control over the support you get. You will be able to choose from a variety of services that are tailored to meet your needs.

Will I have to pay?

If you get our support you may have to make a contribution towards the cost of your services

We will ask you to complete a financial assessment form giving details of your income and savings. We will then work out whether you have to pay a contribution and how much. We explain how we do this on page 3 How we work out what you will pay.