Each year Southampton City Council reviews contributions towards the cost of social care services and take account of changes to benefits, allowances and costs of providing care.

On 24th October 2018, the council consulted on implementing a new charging policy which was then approved at full council on February 20th 2019.  You can download it here.  

From 6th May 2019 Southampton City Council will implement a new charging policy and will now take into account in full the higher rate of Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment Living component and Disability Living Allowance Care component.  This may affect the contribution that residents will need to pay for their care and support.

A helpline number has been set up for any queries relating to these changes.  Phone: 023 8083 3110

If you wish to discuss how the policy affects you, contact SCC and request a formal, face to face financial assessment