Paying for adult social care

If you have less than £23,250 in savings, you may get some or all of your adult social care costs covered. A financial assessment will determine any financial support you are eligible for.

Adult social care charges

For clients who have been financially assessed to pay full cost or choose not to disclose their financial information within 28 days of the care assessment, full cost charges will be applied to care received. Call our charging helpline on 020 8760 5676 for more information.

Maximum charges

Services from private providers

All services arranged but not provided by Croydon council are charged at variable actual cost or assessed contribution, whichever is the lowest.

Services from Croydon council

Day care, per day Price
Day care in-house £60.20
Half day £30.10
Meals, per meal  
Hot meals on wheels in the community £5.41
Frozen meals on wheels in the community £3.71
Hot meals in special sheltered housing £5.41
Hot meals in Croydon-run day centres £4.28
Frozen meals in Croydon-run day centres £3.71
Meals in specified lunch clubs and day centres (Addington Methodist Church, New Addington Good Samaritans, Addiscombe Neighbourhood Care, Boston Road Baptist Church, Salvation Army Corp, St Edmunds, Kenley lunch club) £6.49
Special sheltered housing, per week Price
Support charge pre-April 2003 £64.15
Support charge post-April 2003 £73.77
Laundry, up to 2 visits per week £8.45
Guests or family stay, per person per night £10.71
Sheltered housing Careline plus, per week support charge, post-April 2003 £19.61
Croydon Careline services, flat rate Price
Standard weekly charge £8.05
Pension credit or income support weekly £4.91
Additional pendants £0.93
Additional sensor £3
Telecare service, per week, means tested if eligible Price
Care at home £13.70
Telecare system 1 £27.47
Telecare system 2 £41.22
Telecare system 3 £54.94
Additional sensor £3
   

In-house respite care, per night

£95.32
In-house residential service type, per week Price
Standard charge £667.28
Standard EMI (elderly mentally infirm) charge

£783.78

Nursing standard charge (NHS funded nursing care (FNC) rate to be confirmed) £667.28 + FNC
Nursing EMI (elderly mentally infirm) charge (NHS funded nursing care (FNC) rate to be confirmed) £783.78 + FNC
Annual charges to self funders; an arrangement fee for arranging care and support on behalf of people who pay for their care and who ask the local authority to arrange their care and support £260 per year