If you need some support to look after yourself at home, you may qualify for help to pay for this from your local council. Your eligibility is usually worked out in a financial assessment. This factsheet looks at how this assessment works.

Some of the information in this factsheet may have changed as a result of the coronavirus emergency. For the latest information, please check our changes to services page.

If you want to know about the financial assessment for receiving care in a care home, rather than in your own home, see our factsheet Paying care home fees.