Ava Choices working in partnership with Milton Keynes Council and MLCSU

A guide to Self-funding

A Self-funder is required to pay the full amount for their care and support. A self-funder is determined by the following:

  • You have had a health assessment and although deemed as eligible for care, your assets exceed £23,250
  • You have chosen not to accept financial aid from your Local Authority
  • Your care needs have been assessed and you are not yet eligible for adult social care services

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What steps shall I take?

If you don’t yet know whether you are a self-funder or not, the follow steps could help you:

  1. Contact your GP/ Local Authority to have a health assessment
  2. Contact your Local Authority for a financial assessment
  3. Speak to an Ava Assistant about what other options you have