Adult Social Care - Paying for Care

Funding Your Own Care

If you pay the full cost of the services you receive to live independently at home or in a care home, you are known as a self-funder.

The Government set a limit of £23,250 for self-funders. That means if you have assets of over £23,250 you will not receive funding for social care. The rules for self-funders apply whether you receive care at home or in a residential setting. The value of your home is not taken into account if you need care in your own home but may apply if you go into residential or a nursing home.

For more information about being a self-funder please view our factsheet ‘Funding Your Own Care’ which is available by  clicking here. (PDF, 151 KB, 2 pages)