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Direct payments guidance

Financial charges

As with the provision of all adult social care services, there may be a charge, subject to an individual financial assessment. This is in accordance with St Helens Borough Council's charging policy. Your charge, if any, will be dependent on your individual financial circumstances.

There are no charges for children's services and Personal Health Budgets provided by the CCG.

If you are assessed to pay a charge this must be paid into your Direct Payment account. If you do not, your care may be re-assessed, may be reduced or your Direct Payment may be suspended / withdrawn.

The financial assessment will assess your ability to pay based on your income and savings. Allowances are made for some housing costs e.g., rent/mortgage/council tax and disability related expenditure.

Read more information on charging for non-residential services.