Most care services need to be paid for and there are many things to take into account when planning on paying for the different costs of care and support services – it can be a real worry for family carers.

Follow the link below to find out more about the cost of caregiving and what support is available in Scotland to help cover these costs.

Funding care

Some services do not require payment, such as free personal and nursing care but in the main part most care services need to be paid for and each Local Authority in Scotland has different charging policies.

However, if the cared for person has had an Assessment of your Care Needs and have been assessed as needing services, they may be eligible for help with payment from the relevant Local Authority following a financial assessment.  As a carer you must also check you are receiving all the benefits you and the person you are caring from are entitled to.

The Care Information Scotland website provides information on funding care.

This information includes:

  • How do I pay for care?
  • Financial assessment
  • Charging policies
  • Pensions
  • Benefits
  • NHS continuing health Care
  • Paying care home fees
  • Help with forms
  • Money advice