18 Sep A Home for Life and what that means to our families
A “Home for Life” is a pledge that the Charity will never ask a Resident to leave our Group of Homes for financial reasons. Current legislation prescribes that when an individual reaches the point where their capital has dropped to the level of £23,250 they are entitled to become Local Authority funded. This means part of their care fee is paid by the County Council less a calculated proportion from the residents income.
The Charity then receives on average a third less income, this generally does not cover our costs of care when compared to private rates. Not only are our staffing numbers higher, but our food and nutrition spend is higher as is activities and building management. Any surplus we generate goes back into the Charity to further our objects and provide the stability and security for our residents, families and staff.
Some providers may decide this responsibility is too great and request that at the point the Local Authority step in the resident find alternative accommodation.
At Lilian Faithfull, we stand by our promise that a resident should stay with us and not be asked to leave due to a financial reason. It is our aim to work with residents, families, friends and the Local Authority as best we can to ensure that all those within the Lilian Faithfull Family are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve and have a Home for Life with us.