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Help with care home fees

If your care and support needs assessment shows that you need to make a permanent move to a residential or nursing home you may be eligible to receive support and funding from the council.

Rules for qualifying for financial help

If the value of your savings and capital is over £23,250 you must pay the full cost of your care home fees (until it falls below this level).

If the value of your savings and capital is between £14,250 and £23,250 you are eligible for financial help. The amount you pay towards your fees is based on your weekly income (less your Personal Weekly Expenses Allowance) plus a tariff income of £1 per week for each £250 (or part) of savings and investments over £14,250.

If the value of your savings and capital is below £14,250 you are eligible for financial help. The amount you pay towards your fees will be based on your weekly income (less your Personal Weekly Expenses Allowance).

You can find more information on qualifying for financial help, choosing a care home, representing someone who lacks mental capacity and claiming benefits in our pdf icon Meeting Your Care Home Costs fact sheet [273kb].

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