Care home charges

We will check what funding you are eligible for and what contribution you are required to pay towards your care home placement by carrying out a financial assessment. This 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 the care home.

You can choose not to complete the financial assessment form, however, you will be charged the full cost of your care minus any Free Personal & Nursing Care Payments you are 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 able to provide you with a list of these charges.

Learn more about charges for services

Download our Moving into a Care Home leaflet (PDF)