Moving care homes

Moving between care homes

Moving care home requires continuity of care arrangements. This will involve the two local authorities working with the person moving, to ensure that their care and support (and any carer's support) is in place before, during and after their move, so as to provide an undisrupted service and smooth transition from one area to another.

Guidance on moving when involving residential care

If your capital exceeds £23,250 or you have sufficient income to meet the full cost of your care, you are considered a 'self-funder'. This means you must meet the full cost of services and the authority does not make any financial contribution towards the costs of the person's care.

If you move into a care home permanently with savings below the threshold of £23,250 your home will not be included if, for example, your partner still lives there or, in certain circumstances, a relative.

If your capital is under £23,250 you might get some help from your local borough or district local council, but you may still need to contribute towards the fees.