The establishment of the universal deferred payment scheme ensures that people should not be forced to sell their home in their lifetime to pay for their care. By entering into a Deferred Payment Agreement, a person can ‘defer’ or delay paying the costs of their care and support until a later date. This can enable people to delay the need to sell their home as they make the transition into care.
This policy lays out how deferred payments will be offered within the Borough of Poole.
The above is a Borough of Poole document from pre 1 April 2019 (unless otherwise stated). It has been adopted by BCP Council and will, in time, be replaced by a BCP Council document.
This document applies to service users from the Poole locality and to staff carrying out functions that relate to these individuals. Minor changes may have been made to ensure contact information and website links are correct and relevant from 1 April 2019.
All policies will now be reviewed as part of a planned schedule, following the Borough’s transition to BCP Council on 1 April 2019.
Page last updated: 28 August 2019