Care home fee funding
Our lawyers often hear people saying that the care home funding system is so unfair. We sympathise with them. Not only does the system feel unfair, it is also complex and confusing at a time when what is most required is transparency and support. However, if you have a loved one who is going into a care home or who may already be in care and you are unclear about care home fee funding, please do not despair, there is support available.
If your loved one is in a care home because of their physical or mental health needs, the cost of their care should be the responsibility of the NHS through a system known as NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, sometimes referred to as fully funded care or CHC for short. If they are eligible for CHC, the NHS must pay their care home fees in full, regardless of their savings or ownership of property.
Unfortunately families are not always told when funding is available and funding decisions are often incorrectly made.
At Slee Blackwell, we have a specialist team who can assess whether free funding for care home fees through NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding is likely to be available and we can challenge decisions that have been wrongly made. We offer a free case assessment service and can usually work on a no win, no fee basis.
So, if you believe your loved one’s care home fees should be funded by the NHS and are looking for free legal guidance then contact us for further details. You can send us an email with an outline of your case or alternatively you can speak on the phone to one of our specialists by calling 0808 139 1606. We will be happy to answer your questions about Care home fee funding and talk things through with you on a free of charge, no obligation basis.