The Government has issued guidelines on charging for care which takes into account a person’s individual income and savings. The charging for care team undertake financial assessments (means tests) to work out how much a person should pay towards the care and support they receive to help them stay at home (community care). Similar financial assessments are undertaken to work out how much a person should pay towards their residential care and support.
Where an individual has an illness, injury or disability which causes difficulties in making decisions, the Court of Protection is able to make decisions and appoint a deputy to act on behalf of people who are unable to make decisions about their personal health, finance or welfare. Where the County Council (County Treasurer) is appointed to this role, the County Council’s Court of Protection team will help to manage their affairs in their best interests.
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