If you have had an assessment and have unmet eligible care and support needs we will work with you to agree on how your needs can best be met. We then create a care and support plan with you to help you live as independently as possible. We then work out the cost of the care and support you need.
Once we have agreed with you how we can support you to achieve the things that are important to you, we will agree with you the amount of money that we think this will cost. We will then do a financial assessment (or means test) to work out what (if anything) you have to pay towards the cost of your care and support.
Depending on your financial circumstances, we may do one of the following:
-pay some of the cost and you make up the rest
-pay for all of the cost
-agree that you have to pay the full cost of your care. Find out more about paying for care and support.
If we have agreed to pay for all or some of your care, you will get a personal budget. You can use this to choose the kind of support that suits you best and remain as independent as possible. You might choose for your care and support to be arranged by one of the organisations we work with who provide this kind of support, or you can arrange it yourself using a direct payment.
If you are paying for the full cost of your care, we can still give you free information and advice about care and support.
Wellbeing Options supports people in Bath and North East Somerset to live full and independent lives. Here you will find information about local care providers, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources