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Cost of Care Indicator and Financial Assessment

Will I need to pay for care in my own home or professional care in a nursing or residential home?

How much you will need to pay depends on the type of care, your total savings and whether you own a property.

Use our online cost of care indicator to quickly find out whether you will need to pay for your future care.

Any contribution that you need to pay is chargeable from day one of receiving the service.

What you will need before you start

Before you begin you will need:

  • To know the type of care you may need
  • Whether you have savings over £23,250
  • If you own a property

Start the Cost of Care Indicator and Financial Assessment

The cost of care indicator should only take a few minutes to complete and is completely anonymous.

Please note that our cost of care indicator will not provide a definitive calculation for your future care costs. It will give you an indication of whether you may need to pay for your future care needs or whether the Council could pay the full or partial cost of your care.

If you, or your relative, requires care then the council will first need to complete a needs assessment. We will then complete a detailed financial assessment. During the assessment, we will look at your finances, in detail, and work out the exact costs of your future care and how this will be paid for.

If you do not understand a question or are concerned that the form does not address your needs, please call 01752 668000 or email

Please answer all questions honestly.

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