Running out of money

If your capital is likely to reduce to £24,000 through payment of care fees, you should let the council know well in advance as it may step in to help with your fees, provided it agrees that your chosen support is the best way of meeting your needs.

Understanding your rights before choosing your care is essential. There are a number of financial products and specialist companies that may be able to help. It is important to seek advice before committing yourself.