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.

Most care and support services at home aren’t free and councils generally charge for providing them. After a care needs assessment, your local council may give you a financial assessment to work out what you’d have to pay towards the cost of your care.

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