Care homes including specialist homes

Specialist Care Homes are designed for people who need a specific type of care. They provide care for a variety of people who have very specific needs, such as people with high level dementia and people with alcohol or drug addictions. The different types of Specialist Care Homes include Dementia Care Homes, Enhanced Residential Care Homes, Nursing Care Homes and Sheltered Housing.

All care homes charge different fees for staying there. The charge is based on your income rather than the amount of service that you receive. They can also charge for individual service. It is therefore important to check with them what their fees and charges are before agreeing to move there.

The following leaflet, A Guide to Paying for your care home, provides more information on care home fees.