Fees & Funding Guide

Funding guide

Our care homes fees are payable by the individual, but you may be eligible for help depending on your circumstances.

You may be eligible to be council funded, where the council will pay the cost of the care home above what you can afford to pay. The council will split the bill, with a portion being sent to you to pay and the balance paid by the council. Normally you would be eligible for council funding if you have less than £26,250 in capital and assets and if your income is less than £565.14 per week. Any application will depend on other circumstances and should be discussed with your social worker.

If you are not council funded, you will be privately funded and you will be responsible for the full amount of any fees. However, many people are eligible to receive free personal and/or nursing care. Again this should be discussed with your social worker but free personal care amounts to £171 per week and free nursing care amounts to £78 per week. This would normally be paid directly to the care home.

Fees

The weekly cost for living in one of our rooms is £1,108. Our costs are dependent on the choice of room, but not the level of care – which is consistently high in all our homes. 

*Figures correct as at April 2017. Please contact us and we will be able to discuss fees based on individual needs.

It is not unusual for private residents to move into a care home while they still have finances to sort out, often the sale of a property, and two council funded schemes exist to enable that to happen. These are the 12-week disregard scheme and interim or deferred funding.

Before taking up residency a written agreement will be signed stating the terms and conditions. Please contact the manager of any of our homes if you would like a copy or more details.

A useful guide to paying care home fees in Scotland is available from the charity Independent Age and further advice is available on their website www.independentage.org. 

For advice on your personal circumstances the Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) www.cas.org.uk has trained advisers.

Useful links

We have provided a number of useful websites that you may find helpful regarding fees and funding information for care homes.

Scottish Gorvernment - Care homes

Scottish Government - Free Personal & Nursing Care

Independent Age - Care Home Fee - Paying them in Scotland

Alzheimer's Scotland - Money & legal issues

Alzheimer's Scotland - Free Personal & Nursing Care

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What our residents and their families say

  • Many thanks for looking after mum. A special thank you to everyone up in Craig Suite for their very professional nursing care over the past two years. Such a loving, homely atmosphere and I was always made very welcome.

    Luisa, daughter

  • Thank you so much for all of the kindness and care you showed my mum. You were a blessing to her and me, and it was good to have her nearer.

    Shiona, daughter

  • There is always a nice atmosphere in the home and we know Dad was very happy. You have given us some lovely memories, of happy times we shared with Dad – the garden party and the street party being two of them.

    We would especially like to thank the lovely staff in Craig Suite, who looked after Dad at all times with good humour, kindness, respect and obvious affection. Dad was certainly very fond of them all too. We would like to mention every one of them because each one contributed their own special talent to his care, especially in his final days, and made sure that he died peacefully and comfortably.

    We are also grateful for the support which we received during this difficult time.

    Mary and Anne, daughters

  • Thank you for the sensitive way you looked after mum. Your kind care and friendship gave her the security to feel safe and comfortable in her last days. Also, thanks for looking after us when we visited from Cheshire, and in the difficult time after she died.

    Stewart and Janice, daughter and son-in-law

  • How very grateful we are to you for looking after our dear mother, so caringly over the last three years of her life. It was a joy to see her so very happy and secure in your company. In her time with you she became free from the woes that had previously beset her during her failing years.

    You do the most important of jobs, balancing professionalism with compassion. Your warm and respectful regard for those in your care does you great credit.

    Mary, daughter

  • I could not have wished for mum to spend her last weeks of life in safer, friendlier hands. She was just beginning to settle well and liked the staff immensely – she was just too ill to fully appreciate all you had to offer. The speed of her death took us a little by surprise.

    Thank you once again for the care and kindness shown to her. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fidra House to anyone.

    Sue, daughter

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