About Residential Accommodation
Residential care homes play an important part in meeting people’s care needs. Some people may need more support than can be provided in their own home depending on physical and emotional needs and their personal and social circumstances.
Guidance on Charging for Residential Accommodation
If you need to go into residential accommodation you may have to make a contribution to the cost of your care. This section provides information on how Trusts calculate how much you can pay.
- HPSS Payments for Nursing Care Circular.ECCU 1/2006 (PDF 511KB)
HPSS Payments for Nursing Care provide a contribution to the cost of providing nursing care for those residents who are assessed as needing nursing care and are responsible for the full cost of their nursing home care.
- HPSS Payments for Nursing Care Information Leaflet (PDF 92KB)
This information booklet provides advice on who is eligible for HPSS Payments for Nursing Care and how to apply if you think you are eligible.
- Care Management,Provision of Services and Charging Guidance (PDF 460KB)
This circular provides guidance on the process of assessing complex needs,arranging and monitoring appropriate care and the relevant charging policy.
- Circular ECCU 1 2014 Changes to charges for Residential Accomodation (PDF 72KB)
This circular details the 2014 amendments to the Regulations which govern financial assessment.
- CRAG 2014 (PDF 741KB)
This document provides guidance on charging for residential accommodation Amended 2014.
- Free Personal Care Report (PDF 165KB)
This report outlines the estimated cost of the introduction of free personal for care home residents. It also examines the cost of a range of alternative amendments to the current charging rules for care home residents.
Guidance on Discharge Protocol
- Circular Delayed Discharge Protocol (PDF 53KB)
This circular sets out the process for managing patient choice on discharge from hospital.