Adult Social Care - Paying for Care

Overview

Whether you need care and support in your own home or you need residential or nursing care, the council can help you identify the most suitable type of care to meet your needs.

If you need help to live independently in your own home you may be able to receive care and support from the council.  The council will discuss with you the most suitable type of care.  The council charges for most social care services under the charging policy for non-residential care services.

For more information about paying for care in your own home, please go to the Care at Home tab above.

If you need to go into residential care or a nursing home, the council can discuss with you the most suitable type of care and help you to choose a place in a home.  If you need financial help to pay for the care home fees, the council operates under the charging policy for residential and nursing care services.

For more information about paying for residential or nursing care in a home, please go to the Residential Care tab above.

If you do not need financial help to pay for care you receive at home or the care home fees, please go to the Funding Your Own Care tab above.

If you have been assessed to pay a charge towards your care, this may mean that the charge will increase. However, under the council’s charging policy, you will only pay up to the amount of your assessed weekly charge. If you are already paying your maximum assessed amount, your charges will not be affected.

To help give you a better understanding of the financial costs around Care at Home and Residential/Nursing Care the BBC have produced a guide which can be found on thier website (bbc.co.uk) by clicking the following link: 'What's the cost of care in your area?'. Please note that the figures quoted are average costs and exact costs may vary.

Notice:

The new rates are:

Day Hours

  • £16.40 per hour
  • £12.30 per 3/4 hour
  • £8.20 per 1/2 hour
  • £4.10 per 1/4 hour

Night hours

  • £9.89 per hour (sleep in) purchased in blocks of 9 hours
  • £12.31 per hour (wakeful) purchased in blocks of 9 hours

For information we have also produced a list of Isle of Wight council charges and fees. To view please click here (PDF, 383KB, 3 pages).