Do I need to pay for my own residential care?
Your entitlement to state funding for residential care will depend upon the amount of money you have in the form of savings and investments. Before moving into a residential or care home, the local council will conduct a detailed financial assessment, looking at your income and capital to decide how much you should pay towards care home fees. The NHS can fund any nursing care and a nurse will assess the level of nursing care you require. The level of funding available for this varies across the country.