Paying for care | Oxfordshire County Council

Paying for care

Social care - unlike health services - is not free and most users have to contribute to the cost of their care.

After your care needs assessment, which works out what support you require, we will need to complete a financial assessment to find out how much you will have to contribute towards the cost of the care you receive.

Changes to social care

The Government has made significant changes to social care provision and charging. These changes as set out in the Care Act 2014 were implemented from 1 April 2015. The second stage of the Care Act, which was due to be implemented from April 2016 and included a cap on care costs, has been delayed by the government until 2020.

Find out more detailed information about Care and Support Statutory Guidance issued by the Department of Health.

Pages in this section

Care at home

Understanding what you may have to contribute towards care in your own home.

Care in a residential home

Understanding what you may contribute towards the cost of a residential or nursing home.

Buying your own care

How to get in touch with equipment and care providers if you wish to buy privately.

Independent financial advice

Finding information and advice on the best way of funding care.

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