Welsh Government | Paying for social care

Wales has a higher proportion of people with lower
financial means compared to the rest of the UK. Changes to the way people pay for care and support which take this into

In 2011 a limit on the amount local
authorities can charge a person for the care they receive at home or
within the community was introduced.

The limit in place is currently £70 per week.

In 2016 a commitment to increase the amount
of capital a person can keep without having to use this to pay for
their residential care was made.

Capital includes savings, investments and the value
of property owned, unless a partner, ex-partner or dependent relative
will remain living in it.

The commitment is to uplift the amount from £24,000
to £50,000, introduced in a staged approach.  The amount was raised to
£30,000 from April 2017.

Welsh Government
Paying for social care

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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