Deferred Payment Agreements

A 'Deferred Payment Agreement' is an arrangement with the council that will enable people to use the value of their home to pay for care home costs.

If you are eligible;

  •  the council will help to pay your care home bills on your behalf.
  • You can delay repayment of these charges until you choose to sell your home, or until after your death.
  • The council will charge interest on the amount owed, and there is also a fee for setting this arrangement up. These have been set to cover the council’s costs and not to make a profit.

There are certain criteria that a person will have to meet to be able to be offered a deferred payment agreement, these are set out in The Care Act 2014 Regulations and described in more detail in our leaflet under documents.

For more information contact the Access to Adult Health and Social Care Team or, if you or the person that you are contacting us about is already in contact with one of our services you should contact that team.

Last Updated: 6 June 2017