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.

If your council are paying for some or all of your care, they’ll give you a personal budget. This is the amount of money that the council thinks is needed to meet your care needs. You should have choice and control over how this budget is spent to get the care that suits you best.

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