Almost everyone who lives in a care home has to pay something towards the cost of it.
How much you pay depends on your income and assets (including any property you own) and how much the care home charges.
Use the links below to find information for your situation:
What does living in a care home cost?
The amount care homes charge depends on the quality of the care home.
Each year, every residential home in Nottinghamshire is audited and factors such as the quality of care provided and the living environment are looked at.
Each home is put into one of five bands - Band 1 homes are the cheapest and Band 5 homes the most expensive.
My income and assets are above £23,250
If your income and assets (including any property) are greater than £23,250 you will have to pay the full cost of living in a care home. People in this situation are known as self-funders.
The value of your home will not count towards this figure if your care is temporary or someone still lives there who is:
- your partner
- a relative who is over 60 years old or is claiming
- a child under 16 who you or a former partner support.
If you have a property but your other capital is less than £23,250 and your income doesn't cover your care home fees, we will help you with the cost for the first 12 weeks of permanent care (providing we agree that care is required).
You can get more information about being a self-funder in our factsheet Living in a care home - how we work out what you pay [PDF].