I am not sure where they get the £571.89 figure for care in my area.
The home my step mother was in was £1,050 per week. That said all the residents were NHS funded. The home specialised in very bad dementia cases a lot of the residents had problems with violence.
I have noticed they have taken jointly owned houses in to account in the assessment when the joint owner did not live in it.
I don't think that is correct as the LA were not able to take the value of the house in to in a case I helped with as the daughter owned half of it even though she did not live there at the time of the assessment.
To avoid leaving the house empty she sold her own house and moved in to the jointly owned house and has now inherited the other half.
"I am not sure where they get the £571.89 figure for care in my area."
That figure is the current LA estimate for care costs in an average home, hotel cost are estimated separately and are subject to a £12k annual cap. All caps are based on LA tariffs not actual care home fees. When it's up and running LAs can assess individual homes for both care and hotel costs.
In my area there was nothing under £700/Wk two years ago so I reckon it will be £800 now
LA rates attached, these are care plus hotel as the care act is not in force yet.
Note that the charge in LA homes is more than their tariff!!!!!