Social Care Charging Reform

It is proposed that from October 2023, the way people pay for their care and support will change. 

Proposed changes to how people pay for social care 

It is proposed that from October 2023, the way people pay for their care and support will change.  

The key changes of the Social Care Charging Reform mean: 

  • There will be a limit to the amount people must pay for their personal care costs during their lifetime.  Some personal care costs will count towards the limit which is currently set at £86,000 
  • If you have less than £100,000 in savings and assets you may be able to access financial support from Adult Social Care to meet your eligible care costs. 
  • In some cases we can arrange your care and support if you want us to, which can give you a choice of better value care 

The Government is introducing these changes to limit the impact of unpredictable or unlimited care costs. 

These changes have not taken place yet and you do not need to take any action now. 

The Government has put together some frequently asked questions to explain the upcoming changes are and what this could mean for you.