Paying for your own care
A 'self-funder' is the term which describes someone who pays the full cost for their own care and support needs.
You are likely to be a self-funder if you have:
• Chosen not to approach Shropshire Council Adult Social Care for help with your care and support needs; or
• Had a care assessment by Shropshire Council Adult Social Care services, but not currently eligible for Care and Support services; or
• Been assessed and you are eligible for care and support services, but you have savings or assets above the self-funding threshold set by the government.
How much savings can I have before I am responsible for funding my own care?
If you have savings equal to or exceeding £23,250.00 then the Council does not have to provide any financial support but you will still be entitled to an assessment of your care needs and information and advice on available services.
Savings below £23,250.00 and above £14,250.00 are taken into account but does not exclude you from receiving funded support if this is required to meet your needs. You can find more information about the support available in Shropshire by reading our Adult Social Care Factsheets.
Support and advice for Self-funder's
Our resource directory offers information on services including Personal Assistants (PA) and Care at home. Care Choices also has a lot of information, while the information below are organisations offering advice and guidance on how to stay as independent for as long as possible.