Adult Social Care Charging Policy

The Care Act 2014

The provision of Adult Social Care is regulated by the Care Act 2014, which includes statutory guidelines covering councils’ charging options for certain types of care.

For more information about the Care Act 2014:

The Care and Support Statutory Guidance outlines how local authorities should meet the legal obligations placed on them by the Care Act 2014 and its accompanying regulations.

The Care Act Factsheet 5: Charging and Financial Assessments describes how local authorities assess what people can afford to pay for their care and support under the Care Act.

Adult Social Care Charging Policy

Southampton City Council’s Adult Social Care Charging Policy sets out how the council, working within the Care Act 2014, will charge when arranging to meet a person's care and support needs, or a carer’s support needs.

Click below to read our Adult Social Care Charging Policy. This was last updated on 8 April 2024:

Adult Social Care Charging Policy


Please see the rates document which accompanies the policy.

This lists all the numbers and rates used in the financial assessment and charging process, and is updated annually.

Overview of the charging process

Overviews of the charging process are available below:

Public consultation on changes to the Adult Social Care Charging Policy for April 2024

During September to November 2023, we held a public consultation on the proposed changes to the Adult Social Care Charging Policy for April 2024.

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Summary Of ASC Charging Policy Changes 20240408pdf199.2 KB
Easy Read ASC Charging Policy Changes 20240408pdf1.9 MB
ASC Charging Policy Consultation Feedbackpdf203.3 KB