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
- 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
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
Download the Paying
for Residential and Nursing Home Care (PDF 85 KB) leaflet
- What the rules are about savings and capital
- Summary of Rules on Capital
- What else will be taken into account
- About property
- Forms you need to complete
- Personal allowances
- When you will know how much to pay
- How to pay contributions
- If the cost of the home is more than Adult Services and Health
is willing to pay
- Free Nursing Care
- What to do if I do not want to give information about my
- If you were living in a home before 1st April
Large print version of the Paying for Residential and Nursing Home
care (PDF 91 KB) information.
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
- Care Choices -
Information about available care options and help to identify
relevant care providers.
- Care Quality Commission - Get
free, independent reports on the quality of your local homes and
care services to help you make an informed choice.
- Carewise -
Services and activities to support your care needs and general
- Counsel and Care
- National charity working with older people, their
families and carers to get the best care and support.
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This page was last reviewed 30 April 2013 at 11:50.
The page is next due for review 27 October 2014.