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Deferred payments and paying for a care home

When the Care Act came into effect, the way in which your council works out how much you can afford to pay towards the cost of a care home remained largely unchanged.

However in some cases your council now has a duty to offer you a deferred payment scheme when you move into a care home, meaning that you will not immediately need to sell your own home in order to pay for the care home - we provide some more information about how this scheme will work on our Paying for a carehome page.

Last updated: 11/08/2021