Paying for care at home

Most care and support services are not free.

If you are eligible for services from the Council, you may qualify for some financial help to meet your care needs.

How we decide whether you need to pay

Hampshire County Council will carry out a financial assessment. This is a detailed process and every case is treated individually. Below is a general guide

How we decide whether you need to pay

If you have:

More than £23,250 in assessable savings

  • you will need to pay the full cost of care yourself. You can ask the Council to arrange your services for you. There will be a one-off fee of £296 and then £6 per week thereafter to cover the Council’s administration costs

Between £14,250 and £23,250 in assessable savings

  • your savings and assessable income will be used to work out what, if any, contribution you will pay towards your personal budget

Less than £14,250 in assessable savings

  • we will take into account any assessable income you have to work out what, if any, contribution you will pay towards the cost of your personal budget

Detailed information about the financial assessment and payments for those who will be having their care at home arranged by Adult Services is given in our publication Paying for Care at Home.

Paying for care at home

Paying for Care at Home (Making a contribution to your Personal Budget for Social Care) 

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These booklets explain how you will be assessed and work out how much you and the Council need to pay towards your personal budget for social care received at home

Payment queries

If the Council is paying for some or all of your care and you have any queries in relation to payments, please see our finance queries page.

Funding your own care

More information if you are paying the full cost of your care yourself.