Paying for care

How social care is paid for, calculate your care costs, deferred payment agreements, personal budgets and direct payments.

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How social care is paid for

Find out if you might need to pay towards your care, what your options are and paying a care invoice.

Calculate your care costs

You can use our care cost calculator to find out what you, or someone you look after, might need to pay towards social care.

Deferred payment agreements

Find out if deferred payment agreements are right for you, and what you need to know if you choose to apply.

Personal budgets

What a personal budget is, when you receive one and how to use it towards your care and support plan.

Financial declaration form (AF1 / EAF1) and financial assessments

If you're receiving adult social care services, you need to complete a financial declaration so we can work out what you might need to pay towards your care.

Direct payments

Learn what direct payments are, how they're paid, what you can use them on and how to set them up and manage them.