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Luton Borough Council

Will I have to pay?


There are several things that determine if you'll have to pay for your care and if so, how much you'll be expected to contribute. Here you can find out how we work this out.

There are many different care services available through us, with each service costing a different amount. There are also some services which are ‘non-chargeable’, which means there is no cost to you.

If, and how much, you'll have to pay depends on several things:

  • Is the service chargeable or non-chargeable?
  • How much is it?
  • Are you exempt from paying for it because of your circumstances?
  • How much money do you have?

If the service is chargeable

You may have to pay none of it, some of it or all of it. This will depend on how much money you have and if your circumstances make you exempt from the charge.

If the service is non-chargeable

This means that no matter how much money you have, you won’t have to pay for this service.

If you have over £23,250

The government says that if have over this amount you'd usually be expected to pay the full amount for your own care. We refer to people who access care services from us but pay for them themselves as ‘self funders’.

Follow this link to read more about being a self funder including how you could still benefit from our non-chargeable care services.

If you have under £23,250

You may be expected to contribute towards the cost of your care, depending on how much money you have. The exact amount is worked out on a sliding scale. In general, the less you have, the less you pay.

How do you work out exactly how much I need to pay?

We will need to give you a financial assessment to look at all your money and benefits.
Follow this link to read more about financial assessments.

Paying for your non-residential care

Paying for your care home

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