Most people have to pay something towards their care and support.
Care and support services provided by the council are chargeable but you might be eligible for financial support depending on your circumstances.
Visit Essex County Council for information on paying for care.
Financial advice and benefits
It is also a good idea to talk to an independent financial expert to get accurate and impartial advice. Essex County Council has a list of organisations that offer independent financial advice.
If you need care and support or you are looking after someone with support needs, you might be entitled to benefits.
If you're considering private healthcare, it's important to look at the costs. Make sure that the treatment you want is covered by your insurance policy.
Money Saving Expert offers advice on private health insurance.
Paying towards council support at home
Personal budgets and direct payments
Paying for a care home
Paying for a private carer
Request social care from Essex County Council