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Last updated:
20/11/2017

What is residential care?

  1. Overview
  2. What is residential care?
  3. Will I have to pay for residential care?
  4. What is capital and how will the local authority assess this?
  5. What is the most I will have to pay?
  6. What are top-up fees?
  7. What are Deferred Payment Agreements (DPA)?
  8. Free care for people who have a mental illness
  9. Free personal care for people over 65
  10. What if I cannot afford the charges?
  11. How can I deal with problems about charges?
  12. Next steps

 Residential care for mental health

If you have a mental illness, you may find it difficult to live in your own home, even with help or support – if this is the case, you may need to stay in residential care accommodation, commonly called a ‘care home’.  

You can get care all day and night if you are in a care home and there are different types of care homes to support different needs. The care home you live in may depend on things such as your age or your needs.

You can get care all day and night if you are in a care home and there are different types of care homes to support different needs.

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  1. Overview
  2. What is residential care?
  3. Will I have to pay for residential care?
  4. What is capital and how will the local authority assess this?
  5. What is the most I will have to pay?
  6. What are top-up fees?
  7. What are Deferred Payment Agreements (DPA)?
  8. Free care for people who have a mental illness
  9. Free personal care for people over 65
  10. What if I cannot afford the charges?
  11. How can I deal with problems about charges?
  12. Next steps
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