Assessments and Funding
To arrange for a care assessment, contact Suffolk County Council’s Customer First Team on 0808 800 4005
Assess your care needs and then use a banding system to calculate how much money you need to meet those needs.
Assess your income and capital to see if you qualify for council funding. They will do this only after they have assessed your care needs.
Fund all or part of your care costs if you have a low income and your savings fall below certain levels.
Assess your income and capital to see if you qualify for council funding (Housing Benefit)
Help fund all or part of your rent costs if you have a low income AND your savings fall below certain levels.
Attendance Allowance paid at one of two rates depending on your level of need. Levels of need are decided through a disability assessment.
- Lower rate – £55.65 per week
- Higher rate – £83.10 per week
Attendance Allowance is NOT means-tested so you don’t need a financial assessment in order to get it.