When you are choosing a care home, it is important to know that care home costs can vary widely. We will check what funding you are eligible for and what contribution you will need to pay towards your care home place.
If you are in a more expensive home that does not accept our standard rates, then you may have to move to a different home or you will need someone who is willing to pay the extra costs.
We will do this by carrying out financial assessment, that will take account of your income, savings and any property you own. If you are part of a couple, the financial assessment will only take into account the finances of the person moving into a care home.
You can choose not to complete the financial assessment, however you will be charged the full fees for your care home, minus any free personal and nursing care payments you may be eligible for.
Your care home may charge additional fees for some services, including hairdressing, newspapers, dry cleaning and private telephone line rentals. Your care home will be to provide you with a list of additional fees.