Social Services Funding
Places for Residents funded by Social Services
Current government policy is that individuals with less than £23,250 in savings and capital (2013/14) and lower income than the cost of their care may be eligible for funding from Social Services.
We provide some places for people in this situation provided they are assessed by Social Services as having on-going nursing needs. We do this in line with the following protocol, as initially developed for Hawkinge House (another home in the Graham Care Group).
Kent Social Services Funding Protocol
Charges & Agreements
Our charges and associated documentation are as follows. Please note:
- The “Residents Handbook” is particularly important as it explains the arrangements in detail together with the essential aspects of the agreements.
- The concessionary Service Charge and the associated conditions for residents with Social Services funding is shown in Note 5 of “Residents’ Charges”.
Residents who lack capacity to consent to moving in:
If a resident lacks capacity to sign documentation and a registered “Power of Attorney” is not in place, we usually ask for a personal guarantee from a third party to cover the charges until a Deputyship Order has been made and the account has been paid in full. Our protocol for executing the Tenancy Agreement when a resident lacks mental capacity to give consent also needs to be followed.
All charges for each month are payable in advance by Direct Debit on the first day of each month. If accounts are not paid in accordance with these terms, action is taken in line with the following letters.