Firstly, although I'm a late comer here, I've found these forums very useful over the last few months. My father has been approved for fully funded EMI care by the local authority. The care home suggested by them, although I have yet to visit, has a very poor report on the csgi website. A nurse at our surgery recommended a home where a relative of hers was staying, which I have visited, and ticked all the boxes. I know we don't have to accept the 1st home, is there any way I can get the council to place my father in the home of our choice ?