Domiciliary and homecare charges

The financial assessment

If a care manager arranges for you to get domiciliary care services, we must carry out a financial assessment to work out how much you can afford to pay.

The care package information will be passed to the corporate visiting team and someone will contact you to arrange for an officer to visit you to collect information about your income and savings. You may have a member of your family or a friend present if you wish. Any information you give us will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please ask the visiting officer any questions you may have as they are there to help.

All our staff have been police checked and carry identification with them, and you should check this before allowing anyone into your home.

The Visiting Officer will go through the form with you (and/or your representative in your presence) and he or she will help to complete other welfare benefit forms if appropriate.

If you do not wish to disclose your financial information, we will ask you to sign a declaration agreeing to pay the full cost of your care. You will also be charged a full cost arrangement fee of £4.75 a week.

Savings over £23,250

If you have savings and investments of over £23,250 we will not carry out a financial assessment as you will need to pay the full cost of your care. Should your savings and investments fall below £23,250 you may ask for a financial review.

You will also be charged an arrangement fee to cover the cost incurred by the council in arranging your care. If you would like to arrange your own care please contact the Early intervention service to advise them that you wish to cancel your services and you will make your own arrangements for care.

Contact corporate visiting team

Email:

Tel: 020 8603 3552 / 020 8603 3551

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH

Contact adult social care

Email:

Tel: 020 8461 7777

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH

Contact financial assessment and management team

Email:

Tel: 020 8603 3639

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH