I have checked this out and they ARE supposed to do a new financial assessment when someone moves to a care home.
My point is that they are not following the CA guidelines.
There is no point in having these guidelines if they are going to be ignored by some LA's.
As they had not produced a bill or arranged for a new financial assessment I thought that they were footing the bill as they could not find suitable accomodation I didn't think they would just send a bill a year later.
Had they informed us about the charges in advance, my mother may have just said that she would go home and waited for sheltered housing. (she had more capacity then)
I will just discus this with an advocate now.
Are the LA asking for more than your Mother's pension/benefits?