Only the resident can be held liable for the contribution towards their care home fees, except:
- where a third party like a relative or friend has signed a private contractual agreement establishing personal liability
- if the relative or friend received the capital within 6 months of the resident permanently entering a care home, this is part of the deprivation of capital rules
Find out more about deprivation of capital in paying care home fees.
The payment of care home fees is a complex subject and depends on many things which are unique to you.
If you want detailed information or personal advice, ask an experienced independent adviser like:
Citizens Advice Scotland – phone 0808 800 9060, 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, or 10am to 2pm on a Saturday.
Age Scotland – its fact sheets have information on paying for care homes, or phone their helpline on 0800 12 44 222.
The information was last updated on: 8th September 2020