As part of the financial assessment, the council will offer a welfare benefits review. If the review shows that you are entitled to additional welfare benefits, you will be expected to claim these. The council can provide support with your claim.
More information on benefits you may be able to access is available at
GOV.UK - benefits.
You can also use the government benefits calculator to help you work out what you are entitled to:
Cap on care costs
In England, the government have decided to postpone the cap on care costs until April 2020. If implemented, this would limit how much people pay for their care in their lifetime.
What's the cost of care in my area?
The BBC care cost guide can help you to understand the social care system for people aged 65 and over, as well as the costs involved, wherever you live in the UK: