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 £667.09 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 standard rooms begins at £1,271 and rises up to £1,850 for one of our deluxe rooms. Our costs are dependent on the choice of room, but not the level of care – which is consistently high in all our homes. For example, significantly larger rooms and those with access to the garden or patio have higher rates.

*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.ukhas 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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All about Ashley Court

​Our brochures have all you need to know before arranging a visit at one of our homes. You can download it to read in your own time and share with other family members.

There has been some recent development work at Ashley Court and you can now download our Development Update guide to learn about our recently refurbished bedrooms. 

 

 

What our residents and their families say

  • Thank you so much for the care given to my parents. I could not have wished for a better home for them in their final months. Everyone has a smile and a kind word, and nothing is too much trouble. With my heart-felt thanks and best wishes to you all.

    Patricia, daughter

  • Thanks for all you did for mum in the months she was in Ashley Court. She found everyone very kind and helpful, as did I.

    Lucy, Joanne and Andre, children

  • People who visited commented as to how clean, bright and welcoming the home is. They also offered praise regarding staff, who they felt were far more professional when compared with their experiences elsewhere.

    In my opinion the service provided by Ashley Court is second to none.

    Daughter

  • The personal attention offered by staff was exemplary and ensured that my mother adjusted quickly to her new environment at a particularly difficult time in her life. The stress and confusion, which had arrived with her from hospital, disappeared, and she was then able to enjoy her last few months in an atmosphere of familiarity and security.

    Son

  • Although we worried frequently that we would be in your way when we spent so much time with dad, or that you would become fed up with all our queries and questions, you always made us welcome and were friendly and helpful. We are especially grateful for the faultless care you all provided, thank you.

    Elizabeth and Diana, daughters

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