Charges for social care services

The council sets a charge for most of the social care services we provide. Only some people have to pay the full cost of the service. The amount you may have to pay will depend on the amount of money you have.

Services you may need to pay us for include 

  • residential care homes
  • nursing homes
  • day care
  • home care
  • community support
  • adaptations to property

We will carry out a financial assessment alongside a needs assessment for the support and care you may need. 

Financial assessment

Your financial assessment takes into account your individual financial position and is used to check you have the correct state benefits. The assessment will work out how much you need to pay towards the service you receive and how much the council will pay.

If you choose not to provide a statement of your finances, you will be required to pay the actual cost of the service yourself. Full details are available below in our Social Care Charging Policy, along with other documents explaining how charges are calculated. 

Financial information sheets April 2014-March 2015

Paying for services online

You can pay for your day and home care services online  

For further information

It is not possible to include all the detailed and complicated rules about calculating charges in the information sheets.

If you would like more information, please contact:

Financial Assessment and Welfare Rights Team
Adult Social Care
Brighton & Hove City Council
2nd Floor, Bartholomew House
Bartholomew Square
Brighton  BN1 1JP

Residential charges - please call 01273 295660

Non-residential charges - please call 01273 295662

Please visit our Income Collection page for information about the council's debt recovery policy.

Further general information is provided by Think Local, Act Personal in their guide Paying for long-term care in England (PDF 384 KB)