If you may need help from the council to pay for your care, you’ll usually be given a financial assessment to work out how much you should contribute to the cost of your care. You might be tempted to spend your money or give away property so that it isn’t counted in your financial assessment and the amount you have to pay reduces. However, there are strict rules to prevent you from doing this.

This factsheet looks at what happens if you transfer your property, spend large sums of money or do anything else to reduce your assets before moving into a care home or accessing other care services.