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How to calculate your contribution towards your care costs

How to calculate your contribution towards your care costs

What the Online Contribution Calculator is, when and how to use it

To calculate how much you may need to contribute towards your care you can use the Online Contribution Calculator.

Based on the details you enter about your income, expenditure and savings, it will give you an estimate of the maximum you may have to contribute towards care services provided by Bristol City Council.

What the Online Contribution Calculator is

The Online Contribution Calculator is intended to help people who want to know more about the possible cost of receiving care, either at home or in a residential home, for themselves or a relative.

This calculator is only applicable for adults over 18 years old and who would be receiving a service provided by Bristol City Council.

Read our Charging leaflet (pdf, 219KB)before using the Online Contribution Calculator.

What information you may be asked for

When we calculate your contribution we follow the Care Act 2014 guidance, so when you use the calculator you should give information about:

  • your income, for example, state or occupational pension, Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Attendance Allowance (AA), or any other benefits
  • any earnings
  • details of any savings, investments, or other capital
  • details of essential spending, such as council tax, water rates, rent, mortgage
  • details of any expenditure related to a disability

The value of your home may be taken into account depending on your circumstances. We’ll ask a few questions to find out if this will be the case.
If you want to read more go to our website.

If you enter information which shouldn’t be taken into account, the calculator will tell you and automatically exclude it from the calculation.

How to use the Online Contribution Calculator

The more detail you give the more accurate the calculation will be, but it will take a bit more time to fill in.
It may take about 15 minutes or more.

How to start

Select the "Calculate my contribution button" and we’ll guide you through step by step.

To start a calculation you need to choose what type of care you may need. There are two options:

  • non-residential care, such as services provided in your own home or community by us, home care or day care and respite care in a Care Home.
  • residential care such as services provided on a long-term basis in residential care.

It won’t calculate contributions for short-term residential care or temporary placements. To find out more about these services go to the page about short-term support.

Get an estimate of how much you might have to pay

Anything you enter into the Calculator is completely confidential.

You can save or print a copy of your calculation for your own use.

The calculation will estimate the maximum you might be asked to contribute each week. You will not be charged more than the actual cost of services provided to you.

A few services are subject to fixed charges or might be exempt from a charge. You can read more details information about exemptions in the Charging leaflet.

Read more on our page “What you may have to pay for your care and support.

If you think you have care needs and want to read more about Care and support for adults in Bristol, go to our website.

 

Calculate your contribution