Planning & costs

Making a decision to move into a care home can be daunting, and it is important to know your options of how to fund this care. There are several options that will help you make a better decision and make you feel more comfortable.

The cost of care varies on several factors such as the type of care and support you may need, the location of your care home and the type of room that best fits your needs. We are here to help and support you, so that you are confident with whatever decision you make.

When it comes to paying for a care home, most people have two options: self-funded or state-funded. Roughly 50% of care home residents fund themselves with the other 50% being state-funded which is paid for by the local authority. The amount that the local authority will pay depends on where you live in the UK, your savings, investments and property value.

Our Individual Care Home Costs

Prices vary across the Springfield Healthcare Group. Please see above our starting prices for each of our homes. The price you page will depend on the room you choose and the level of care that you need. Our kind and knowledgeable team will be happy to talk you through our assessment process and answer any questions you may have.

Pricing & Funding FAQs

If you have savings below the capital threshold and you do not own your own home, the Local Authority would pay for the fees under a Framework Agreement. Your local authority will make an assessment to determine as to what they will contribute to the cost of your care.

A self-funder is someone who pays the full cost of their care and support. As a self-funder, any contracts will be between you and the care home directly.

If you are a self-funder, over the age of 65 and need additional support, you will be able to claim Attendance Allowance.

We advise you to speak with your council for a financial assessment to check if you qualify for any care home funding. However, you can choose to pay for your own care if you do not want a financial assessment.

If you would like to live in a different, more expensive care home than the one chosen by the local authority, then you have the option for a third party to pay a ‘top-up’ fee. This is when somebody pays the difference between what the local authority has agreed to pay and the cost of the care home you choose.

Most top-up fees are paid for by a third-party, usually a family member but sometimes a friend or charity.

For more information, please contact your local Social Services department or visit www.carechoices.co.uk.


Accommodation, meals and laundry are all included in the price, but other services such as hairdressing and other private services can be charged as an extra cost depending on the individual care home’s pricing policy. This information can be found in the welcome pack received when moving into one of our homes.

At Springfield Healthcare

We're here to help

We want to help make the process of choosing a care home as easy and stress-free for you as possible. We can support you every step of the way. If you would like to talk to a Springfield expert, please get in touch on 0113 287 6800.

Visit our glossary to find the definition for any new care specific terms that you may not understand.