Paying for residential care

Top up payments for more expensive homes

Care homes can decide how much they want to charge for care arrangements.

If you choose a care arrangement that is more expensive than the standard cost of the care you need, a top up will be needed to meet the extra cost.

This would normally be paid by a third party, such as family members, friends or charities.

You wouldn't usually be able to pay the additional cost yourself.

Top up payments may increase in the future, so the person or people who wish to make the payments must make sure they can afford them for the duration of your care.

Your social worker will discuss residential care options with you, including how much they will cost.