If the LA cannot offer a suitable care home place within the LA boundaries at the rate they normally pay, how do they deal with this? I was put under a lot of pressure by a representative from the LA - aka a SW - because I did not think the options available were suitable. As Mum would not be self funding for long, they did not want to have move her. The only homes offered were much further away. In the end I found a home at a similar price, in a different LA, but nearer than the others. Not ideal, but a case of needs must. The most suitable homes (based on her medical needs) were considerably more expensive and I could not see the LA agreeing to funding such a home. Does anyone have any suggestions?