From April 20201 you will be able to register with the council to keep track of how much your care and support costs. We should still be able to help you even if you are only paying part of your care and support costs, or paying everything yourself.
If you get help from the council with your care and support costs already, we will start to count how much is being spent on your care straight away. If the amount the care element of the cost of meeting your eligible needs reaches £72,000, we will step in and pay for the rest of your care costs.
If you pay for all of your care and support costs yourself, you can still benefit from the cap on care costs. You can contact the council to register and we will assess you to decide if you have eligible needs. If you do have eligible needs, we will calculate how much it will cost to meet those needs. This amount will be counted towards your cap. If the amount counted towards your cap reaches £72,000, we will step in and pay for the rest of the care costs that go towards meeting your eligible needs.
For further information on the delays to the care cap see:
Letter from the Chair of the LGA Community Wellbeing Board Cllr Izzi Seccombe to the Secretary of State for Health dated 1 July
Written Statement made by Minister of State for Community and Social Care (Alistair Burt MP) on 20 July 2015: Written statement
To benefit from the cap on care costs you will need to register with us so that we can begin to keep track of how you are progressing towards the cap. This will need to be discussed and agreed.