Full and Partial Funding

NHS funding of care fees is for those who require nursing care, that is care which requires the ongoing medical attention of a registered nurse. There are two levels of NHS funding: full or partial. Partial funding of Nursing Home fees is for the majority of nursing care cases, and is a payment towards the nursing element of care. Full funding, or Continuing Care, is for cases where the primary need is medical, with the full cost of nursing and accomodation being covered. Partial funding is as follows:

 
England
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland
Per Week
£106.30*
£69.00**
£119.66
£100.00

*If someone in England was in receipt of the higher rate from the previous banded system and is still assessed as being higher rate, they are allowed to claim £146.30 per week.
**The rate in Scotland is lower in lieu of the additional Free Personal Care contribution.

The difference between a high need nursing care case and a primary need case is particulary vexing for care recipients and their families, with care often ranging from £50,000 to £80,000 per annum and only a relatively small NHS contribution at the high need end and costs fully covered at the primary need end.


State Benefits

Our Care Benefits page outlines the key state benefits as they apply to care, including Pension Credit, Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance.


Self-Funding Options

There are a number of options to pay private care fees. Our Self Funding page outlines some of the core alternatives, including Immediate Care Plans.

Michael Migan BA (Hons)
Care Funding Manager
Care Fees Advisers
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