Paying for residential care

NHS funded nursing care

If you live in a care home, or are going to do so for nursing care (i.e. care that is provided by a registered nurse) then you may qualify for NHS Funded Nursing Care.

A representative from NHS Bedfordshire, the local Primary Care Trust will assess whether you are eligible.

If you are eligible, NHS Bedfordshire will contribute a weekly payment of £235.88.

If you do not receive financial assistance from us and pay the nursing home fees yourself, NHS Bedfordshire will pay your home directly, and the fee you pay will be reduced by this sum.

You can find out more about NHS Funded Nursing Care on the NHS Choices website (link opens in new window).