Community Care Finance - CCF
What is Community Care Finance?
Community Care Finance maintains and assists with the
development of administrative systems in respect of assessment and
charging for Local Authority residential care, non-residential care
services and payments to independent agencies. See our Frequently
asked Questions section.
What do we do?
We make payments to independent agencies for the services
provided to clients of social services. We also provide appropriate
information and advice to clients and case managers about charging
for residential accommodation guidelines, council policies and
Who do we work with?
We do not provide a direct service to the public, but currently
work with people who are already using our social care
What does a Financial Assessment involve for Non Residential
Our Financial Assessment Officers, who are also Welfare Benefits
Advisors, will invite you to carry out a Financial Assessment of
your individual circumstances. They work to provide specialist
information and support to identified social services clients. They
do not provide a direct service to the public, but currently work
with people who are already using our social care services. This is
in accordance with the Council’s Charging
Policy (PDF) for Community Care Services. We need full and
accurate details so that we can determine your ability to
contribute towards the cost of the care package, inform you of your
correct contribution as soon as possible and make sure that we
provide the appropriate benefits advice to you. You don’t have to
pay for advice and information, or for an assessment.
What if I choose not to have a Financial Assessment?
If you do not want to tell us about your income and savings,
then the Local Authority may impose the standard charge for the
service that has been offered, or which the service user is
receving subject to the maximum charge. Unfortunately, in these
circumstances, we can’t carry out a full welfare benefits
How does my charge relate to the care I receive?
We normally calculate your charges as a package of care, which
may include any or all of the following:
- day care
- domestic help
- personal home care
- supporting people services
- other support from social services, e.g. transport
What does a Financial Assessment involve for Respite and
Permanent Residential/Nursing Care?
If it is decided that you need to move into a care home, then
the financial aspect of moving can seem complicated. However, there
are rules for working out how much we will pay towards the cost in
accordance with the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources)
Regulations 1992. A copy of the regulations and guidelines can be
found on http://www.wales.gov.uk/health
The Financial Assessment Officers will undertake a Financial
Assessment to determine an individual’s ability to contribute
towards the cost of local authority and independent residential
care. A contribution from the Local Health Board will be made for
the nursing element, if you are going into in a nursing home and
have not been assessed as qualifying for continuing care
For more information:
The Community Care Finance Team are based at the Docks Offices,
Subway Road, Barry, CF63 4RT and can be contacted on:-
Financial Assessment Officers/Benefits
01446 704890 or 01446 704747 or 01446 704706
Supervisor for administration and invoice queries - 01446
Our office is open from 8.30 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday and
8.30 am – 4.30 pm Friday.