Bournemouth Council

Paying for Care Services

Personal Budgets managed by us or paid by Direct Payment 

If you qualify for services we look at your financial situation to work out how much you can afford to pay.

If your capital is less than £23,250, we may help pay towards the cost of services you need. 

The cost of the services is known as a Personal Budget.  This is an amount of money to pay for the care you need.

You can ask us to use the personal budget to arrange the care you need with a recommended agency.

You can also use the personal budget to organise and fund your own care, if you prefer to make your own arrangements.  This is known as a Direct Payment Personal Budget.

You can also make your own arrangements if:

    • Your needs are not eligible for our support.
  • Your funds mean you do not qualify for financial assistance.

There's independent financial information and advice available from the Society of Later Life Advisers

Maximum Contributions

If you have savings of over £23,250, you have to pay the full amount, or maximum contributions as it’s also called.  

Home Care

Domiciliary Day and Night hourly rates and any   service based on these hourly rates

 

2015/2016

Home Care – 1 hrs

£14.32

Home Care – ¾ hr

£11.30

Home Care  - ½ hr

£9.50

Home Care – ¼ hr

£5.95

 

Mobile nights – per night visit up to ½ hour

£20.40

Day Opportunities (including long term supported employment)

Day Centres operated on behalf of Bournemouth Borough Council

2015/2016

Day Centre per session – Low

£20

Day Centre per session – Medium

£26

Day Centre per session  - High

£37

Specialist Supported Employments 1:1 hourly rate

£25

 

Day Centres run by providers other than Bournemouth Borough Council

Actual cost of service

 

Transport

Transport per journey

£7.96

Taxi

Actual costs

 

Brushett House/Craigleith

2015/2016

Low Care Needs

£50.12

Medium Care Needs

£100.24

High Care Needs

£200.48

 

Direct Payments

Direct Payments/Bespoke Packages of Care/Support Services

100% of the budget allocated

 

Contact Us

Telephone

Bournemouth Care Direct

01202 454979

Address

Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road
Bournemouth
BH2 6EB

Online

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