What you need to know

FAQs – Funding

Below are some of the common questions we get asked.  We hope they help give you a bit more information about life at Country Lodge.

If you would like further information or to discuss your individual needs please contact our care team. 

Your Weekly Fee includes:

  • the right to occupy your suite
  • use of the dining room for breakfast, lunch and evening meal
  • use of appointed communal areas and gardens
  • optional participation in our activities programmes
  • housekeeping services
  • toiletries

Yes, we accept funding from the NHS and Local Authorities, however should this not cover the full amount of the Weekly Fee then the residual fee remains payable by either the resident and/or their third-party contributor. Should funding be withdrawn, the resident and/or their third-party contributor will remain liable for the full cost of the Weekly Fee.

Services provided which are not included within the Weekly Fee are charged for separately. Such services may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • hairdressing services
  • newspapers
  • chiropody
  • physiotherapy
  • taxi services and other transportation
  • costs associated with the accompaniment to offsite appointments

Depending on your individual circumstances you may be eligible for Local Authority or NHS funding.  If you are self-funding you may be eligible for Attendance Allowance.  Our Manager and Operations Manager will be able to advise you about the options which may be available. In the event that you qualify for some form of third party funding please note that you will still remain liable for payment of the Fee. We strongly suggest that you seek independent financial advice to explore any potential funding opportunities.

Weekly fees increase annually according to CPIH plus up to 6%, with effect from the 1st of May each year, having provided 28 days’ notice to you of our intention to do so.