Calderdale Council has updated their care charges from April 2021 and here we explain how charging works for non-residential care in Calderdale.
Paying for Care
How much you pay towards your care will be based on your income and capital, against which deductions will be made for allowable expenditure. The amount payable may range from nil to the Local Authority’s Maximum Charge, which is currently £511 per week.
Chargeable Services include care alarms, personal care, domestic help, meals at home, sitting services etc.
Fixed charges for care alarms
The charge for a care alarm is currently £4.51 per week and depending on your financial circumstances you may be eligible to have this charge waived.
Financially assessed charges
How much you pay towards your care will be based on your income and capital, against which deductions will be made for allowable expenditure.
The amount payable may range from nil to the Local Authority’s Maximum Charge, which is currently £500 per week.
If the information required to carry out the financial assessment is not made available then you will pay the cost of your care up to the maximum charge.
If you have savings or investments (capital) over the current national threshold of £23,250 you will be asked to pay the full Cost of Care or the maximum charge, whichever is the lowest amount. If your capital is below £23,250 Calderdale Council will need to see full details of your income and capital. This includes for example, building society passbooks, bank statements, share certificates and other income or capital documents. The Financial Assessment also takes account of some property-related household expenses, and certain extra expenses you may have because you are disabled. These are called disability related expenses.
You will not have to pay a charge if:
• you are suffering from Creuzfeldt Jacob Disease
• you are in receipt of 100% Continuing Healthcare Funding
• you are receiving aftercare under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act