Residential and Supportive Housing
If you are no longer able to look after yourself with help at home and you need more supportive accommodation, options may include moving to extra care housing, residential or nursing home care. The type of accommodation will depend on your needs
How do I get care?
You will need to be assessed to determine what is most suitable for your needs.
Any decision to move to a long-term care home will be made with you. Your wishes will be taken into account about where you would like to be.
Do I have to pay for care?
If you move to extra care housing you will pay rent and be charged for your care. This will be assessed based on your income and savings.
You will also be assessed to pay for your residential or nursing home accommodation.
We may agree to fund all or part of your placement after your savings, income and possibly property value have been taken into account. We will discuss this with you during your assessment.
If you have your own funding, you can arrange residential care yourself by contacting any private home.
You may find these websites useful to read about common issues when making your decision
The Care Quality Commission also lists and gives information on residential and nursing homes in Westminster as well as other areas.
Counsel and Care is an independent voluntary organsiation which gives advice and has a range of information on those considering a move to residential care.
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