Financial Assessment and Charging Team (FACT)

We are able to charge a contribution for care services provided to adults under Sections 14 and 18 of the Care Act 2014. The Act is supported by the Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) Regulations 2014 and the Care and Support Statutory Guidance that the Council adheres to.

A financial assessment will be carried out for all adults who have care and support arranged by the local authority. As part of the financial assessment a welfare benefit check will be carried out and where applicable the adult will be supported to claim any eligible benefits. Anyone arranging their own care and support will also have access to welfare benefit support.