Help paying for your own care

Supporting residents who pay for their own care

You will know that a large number of residents in Surrey with care and support needs are self-funders who arrange and pay for their own care themselves. We do, however, have a duty to provide information and advice to these residents. To this end, we have collated some new online information and tools to help you offer consistent support to residents that are self-funding, such as:

Considering a care home? – Considering a care home?

Checklist to help when arranging and paying for their own care needs, so they know what to look for and what questions to ask. This will help them make the best decision on long-term care and support for either themselves or a loved one.

Care and Support Services directory – Surrey Care Services Directory

The directory has lots of good information on how and when Adult Social Care can help but also lists local regulated care providers.

Need help finding independent financial advice about care arrangements? – Need help finding independent financial advice about care arrangements?

Surrey County Council is required to signpost residents to independent financial advice about care and support, however, we cannot make a recommendation to use one particular financial adviser.

Contact Details

Telephone: 0300 200 1005

SMS: 07527 182 861 (for the deaf or hard of hearing)


Availability: 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday.

Arranging your own care – Arranging and paying for care needs yourself – containing a wealth of information ranging from help with finding the right support to help with money matters, and information for carers, details about advocacy and useful resources.

Paying for care – Paying for careincluding links to the online financial assessment and Paying for Care publication.

Surrey Information Point regulated care providers and a wide range of other support options in the community.

Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)

We suggest residents make their own choice by selecting one of the members of the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) who are trusted experts in this area.