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If someone isn’t eligible for free care from the NHS, their main source of support will be social services. In this case, there are rules that determine whether or not they have to make a financial contribution. These rules vary depending on whether the care is provided in a care home or in their own home.

The rules state how their income (including any benefits) and capital will be taken into account when calculating whether they have to pay anything towards the care they receive. In some cases, a person may have a mixed package of care, including some that is NHS-funded and some that is provided by social services, for which they may be charged.