The average cost of care for a nursing home in England and Wales is over £800 a week, and can be considerably higher. As such paying for care homes and paying for care whilst remaining in the family home can be extremely expensive. An individual’s entire life savings being spent on their care, often with the family home having to be sold to meet the costs.

If the local authority considers that you need support that it can provide, it may also carry out an assessment of your finances. This assessment will determine whether the local authority will meet all the cost of your care, or whether you will need to contribute towards your care cost or whether you will have to meet the full costs yourself. Find out about support paid for by Leicester City Council here.

Other avenues to look at for funding are:

NHS Continual Health Care

Or general advice on funding and if you are eligible have a look at:

Age UK