Paying for care in Derbyshire

For more detailed information on paying for residential care, please see our leaflet ‘Paying for residential care 2016’, which can be requested from Call Derbyshire or downloaded from our website at: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/payingforcare

Support for self-funders

Twelve-week property disregard

For more information on paying for care if you own a property, please see our factsheets on ‘Paying for residential care 2016’ and ‘Deferred Payments’ which are available from: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/payingforcare or by calling Call Derbyshire on: 01629 533190.

Short-term care/respite

If your stay is three weeks or less, you will normally pay a standard rate. From April 2016, the standard rate is £130.70 per week if you are over pension age, or £80.45 per week if you are under pension age. If you are under 25 years of age, the rate will be £65.25 per week.

If your stay exceeds three weeks, or you wish to extend your stay for over three weeks whilst in your placement, you will need to have a financial assessment.

Local authority contribution towards care in private sector care homes

We appreciate that the current financial climate in the care sector is challenging. It is recognised that considerable pressure exists, both for those who purchase and those who provide care home placements.

Complex or variable needs are assessed individually and can attract additional funding.

Fees charged by some homes may be higher than the maximum rates that we can pay for reasons other than complex or variable needs.

It is important to appreciate that care homes not owned or managed by us are run as private businesses and as such they are able to decide how much they charge for accommodation and care.

Funding arrangements can be complex so potential residents are advised to seek advice from one of our local offices in addition to seeking independent financial and legal advice.

Whilst we can offer help in negotiating a fee on your behalf, the care home can decide to change its charges from time to time, such as if you decide to move rooms or if you sell your house and become a self-funding resident. If you are concerned about any potential future changes in the amount you may have to pay, you should discuss this with your adult care worker at the earliest opportunity.

Derbyshire fee levels

Adult Care fee rates from 1st April 2016

Nursing Care Standard Rate  Quality Premium
Older People £ 588.49 £ 609.49
Physical Disability (<65) £ 642.04 £ 663.04
Learning Disability £ 590.03 £ 611.03
Mental Health / Drug and Alcohol £ 600.53 £ 621.53

 

Nursing fees include CCG/NHS payment of £112.00 per week (NHS Nursing Care Contribution)

Residential Standard Rate Quality Premium
Older People / Mental Health / Drug and Alcohol £ 463.61 £ 484.61
Physical Disability (<65) £ 536.83 £ 557.83
Learning Disability £ 484.89 £ 505.89

 

Dementia Premium Payment Standard Rate
Residential and Nursing £39.27

 

Day Care Standard Rate
Residential and Nursing £ 35.05

 

Adult Care fee rates from 1st October 2016

Nursing Care Standard Rate Quality Premium
Older People £593.11 £614.11
Physical Disability (<65) £647.22 £668.22
Learning Disability £594.72 £615.72
Mental Health / Drug & Alcohol £605.29 £626.29

 

Nursing fees include CCG/NHS payment of £112.00 per week (NHS Nursing Care Contribution)

Residential Standard Rate Quality Premium
Older People / Mental Health / Drug & Alcohol £468.09 £489.09
Physical Disability (<65) £542.08 £563.08
Learning Disability £489.58 £510.58

 

Dementia Premium Payment Standard Rate
Residential and Nursing £39.62

 

Day Care Standard Rate
Residential and Nursing £ 35.38

 

Figures mentioned here may change over the life of this Directory and you are advised to check fee levels with the provider of any home you are considering, including any homes provided directly by Derbyshire County Council.

Seeking financial advice

Buying independent financial advice

In addition to the free sources of information, we work with Trading Standards to ensure that there are a number of financial advisers available in Derbyshire that are members of our Trusted Trader scheme. Although these advisers will have met the requirements to become a Trusted Trader, you should still carry out your own checks to ensure they can meet your requirements as we are unable to endorse them.

These advisers can help you look at financial options and work out what would best suit your circumstances. Some of these companies are also independent in terms of the products they endorse. Other advisers may have links with companies selling particular financial projects (known as ‘restricted’).

Please note that all advisers will charge for their services.

Advisers can advise you on a range of financial issues including:

  • purchasing an immediate needs annuity;
  • renting out a property;
  • equity release;
  • savings;
  • investments; and
  • Deferred Payment Agreements.

You can get details of the financial advisers who are part of the Trusted Trader scheme at: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/tt or by contacting Call Derbyshire on: 01629 533190.