Types of social care fraud
We encounter a number of different types of social care fraud, which include:
- direct payment fraud, where a person receiving care, or someone acting on their behalf, may be misusing the money they receive from us
- financial abuse of a vulnerable person
- failing to declare income or savings during a financial assessment
Social care fraud ultimately means that we are paying more towards our care and safeguarding services than necessary. Any money we lose as a result of fraud is money we could have used elsewhere or to keep costs down, so we need your help to prevent fraud wherever possible.
Fraud prevention and data matching exercises
We carry out regular fraud prevention and data matching exercises to protect ourselves against fraud.