Care Fees - Council and NHS Funding
The cost of residential and nursing care can be extremely expensive, especially without the guidance of a legal expert.
The average costs are £500.00 per week, but can easily exceed £1000.00 per week in some areas.
This is why it is important to be aware of funding options via the Council and NHS.
When income and capital fall below a certain threshold, the Council can contribute to your care.
It is also important to be aware that in some circumstances, regardless of means, the NHS must fund the cost of care.
This is known as ‘NHS Continuing Healthcare’. The NHS can even fund care retrospectively after a person has passed away.
Retrospective claims can still be made back to April 2012 for any periods in care which were not assessed at the time.
“I just wanted to drop you a quick email regarding the work you undertook for me in relation to my mothers’ assessment for Continuing Health Care. The guidance and support were excellent, enabling me to have a very good understanding of the processes and protocols involved. Your letter, setting out the case for Continuing Health Care, had a bearing on the subsequent meeting and was referenced throughout. I’d like to thank you and Walker Foster for the excellent work and support during this process.”
Anonymous Client - Re: Care Fees