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Help from the local council if you are ill, injured or have a disability - Do I have to pay for services provided by the local council?

If you have an illness or a disability, you may need help to continue living at home. For example, you may need someone to come in and help with personal things like washing, dressing. Or you might need equipment to help with mobility or daily tasks. These services can be provided by your local council.

Do I have to pay for services provided by the local council?

You might have to pay for community care services. This depends on arrangements in your local area as well as your income and savings.

If your local council is paying for the services, you can choose to get money directly from your local authority to choose and buy the services you need yourself through what is known as direct payments. Otherwise your local authority will pay the care worker directly.

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