In an ideal world care for the elderly would be free regardless of individual needs or financial circumstances. Unfortunately, in reality things are a little less straightforward with contributions from local Authorities based on individual financial circumstances.
Some people receive contributions towards the cost of their care from the local Authority which is determined following a financial assessment being completed by the local Authority. In most cases the local Authority will contribute to care cost if an individual’s financial assets (cash as well as property) is less than £23,250.*
For those individuals whose financial circumstances mean fall outside of the current government financial assets threshold, private resident fees will be discussed with you by the manager prior to admission.
*As of January 2014