There are a number of ways to pay for care, and these can change depending on your circumstances.
Under the current rules if you have savings and capital over £23,250 you will not normally be able to get any help from Suffolk County Council (SCC) with the cost of your care. We would strongly recommend that you discuss your finances with an independent care funding adviser and explore all the options available to you. They will be able to help you to make informed decisions about planning and funding your long-term care.
If you are going in to a residential or nursing care home, or very sheltered housing and you own a property and your other capital and assets total less than £23,250, you may be able to ask for a deferred payment agreement.
More information can be found on our paying for care services leaflet (PDF, 780KB) or on our care and community directory, Suffolk Infolink.
For more information on the Care Act visit the Healthwatch Suffolk website.