Paying for care

Unlike NHS services, Adult Social Care is not a free service. These pages will explain the help and support you can get to pay for the care you receive. 

Following a care needs assessment, if you have eligible social care needs met by a service we provide, you will have a financial assessment. This will determine how much you will be charged and how much the council will contribute to the cost of the care. 

Our charging policy covers how this works in Lincolnshire and follows the regulations laid out by the Care Act 2014. We are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated fairly, with an overarching principle that people should only pay what they can afford.

Whatever your circumstances, you can find information here that will help you with financing your care.