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Self-funding your care and support

Page last updated: 20 September 2019

If you are paying the full cost of your care directly to the person providing your care (for example, home care agency or residential home) you are known as a 'self-funder'.

If you are self-funding, it is usually because:

  •  you do not want a social care assessment
  •  you have chosen not to approach social care services for help
  •  you do not want to be financially assessed
  •  you have had a social care assessment but are not currently eligible for care and support services
  •  you have had an assessment which shows you are eligible for support, however your savings and assets are above the  threshold set by the Government.
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