Types of care and support that cannot be charged for

Learn about the care and support services that your local authority cannot charge you for. This includes arrangement costs. Some types of care and support must be free of charge.

Types of care and support that cannot be charged for

The local authority may charge you for care and support services, and for arranging them, but some types of care and support must be free of charge.

These include:

  • intermediate care, including reablement for up to six weeks. Reablement is a short period of care where someone is supported to recover after illness or hospital discharge. The purpose is to help people relearn the skills necessary to keep them safe and independent at home.
  • aids and minor adaptations to the home costing less than £1,000
  • after-care/support provided under the Mental Health Act 1983 section 117
  • NHS services
  • any services that an authority has a duty to provide based on other legislation.
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