Weekly care home fees vary from home to home and also depend on your personal or nursing care needs, and the room of your choice. The manager of your chosen care home will be able to give you a personalised rate for their particular home.
You might be eligible for some help towards the fees from the Local Authority if you have savings and assets currently below £23,250 (2012).
If you have less than £14,250 and meet the criteria for residential care, the Local Authority should pay a standard rate towards your care home fees, subject to your income, being means tested. Where the Local Authority pays this standard fee in total, you will be entitled to retain a Personal Expenses Allowance, which changes each year.
If the home you choose costs more than the standard Local Authority fee, you may require a third party to agree to top-up any shortfall.
Funding and eligibility criteria can vary between different Local Authorities.