Paying for Residential and Nursing Home Care
Information about the financial arrangements which apply if you
intend to move to residential or nursing home accommodation.
If your available capital exceeds
£23,250, you will pay the full cost of your accommodation and there
will be no need for a financial assessment by the Adult Services
and Health Directorate.
If you have less than £23,250 in
capital and are unable to meet the full cost of your accommodation
either now or in the future, the Adult Services and Health
Directorate will be able to help.
Less than £23,250
The Adult Services and Health Directorate may contribute towards
the cost of accommodation providing you are assessed as needing
residential or nursing care and a financial assessment confirms you
have less than £23,250. All residents are required to pay towards
their accommodation, but only what the law says you can afford to
In order to decide your weekly contribution, a financial
assessment will have to be completed. Precise details of your
capital, properties, pensions, benefits and any income as
applicable will be taken into account. All contributions are
assessed according to procedures issued by the Department of
If you are not eligible for support from us, or you pay for your
own support, you can still request an assessment of your care and
The Access Centre can also signpost you to other organisations
that might be able to help you, or you can visit the Carewise
website to find out about organisations and services in your area
that can offer support.
Download the Paying
for Residential and Nursing Home Care (PDF 85
This covers the rules about savings and capital, what is
taken into account and how costs and payments are
Find out more
This information is only a summary of very detailed regulations.
Should you require further assistance please contact:
Central Accounting Agency
Adult Services and Health
Telephone: 01905 728533
This page was last reviewed 9 January 2014 at 9:08.
The page is next due for review 8 July 2015.