This factsheet explains when you or someone else – such as a relative, friend or charity – might have to contribute some money to top up the amount the council is paying towards your care home fees.

This factsheet applies to people whose place in a care home will be paid for partly or fully by their local council. If you will be paying all your own fees, see our guides Paying care home fees in England and Wales and Paying care home fees in Scotland.

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