Hello everyone. I've been reading this board for quite long time now & want you to know that is has been a great source of comfort and information since my Dad became ill some four years ago. I wondered if you could help with advice about the latest (!) quandary we find ourselves in. My dad is in the middle of a "trial period" for a care home in Scotland and my mum (who is paying for his care at this stage) has just been told that on top of the huge fees, they want her to set up a direct debit of "about £50/£60 per month" for things like haircuts etc. I wanted to know what other experience board members had - is my mum being ripped off? Does she have to pay this? Any input would be most appreciated!