Deferred Payments Agreement policy (April 2015)
From 1 April 2015, when the Care Act 2014 was introduced, all local authorities in England are required to offer deferred payment agreements to eligible people as one option for paying for care home costs.
A deferred payment agreement is an arrangement with a local authority which enables people to use the value of their homes to help pay for care home costs.
The local authority helps pay the care bills of eligible people. People can defer repaying the local authority until they choose to sell their home, or until after their death.
Gloucestershire's Deferred Payments Agreements policy (April 2015) reflects Care Act requirements and includes a copy of our standard deferred payment agreement.