At the moment, our information about paying for care services applies to England only. We are updating our information to make it relevant for people living in Scotland and Wales. In the meantime, please visit Age Scotland or Age Cymru.

Whether you're getting care at home or in a care home arranged by the council, they'll assess your finances to see how much you’ll need to pay towards your care fees. If they decide you've deliberately tried to reduce the amount you have to contribute, your entitlement to council funding may be affected.

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