Hi I wondered if anyone can help me please, my mom has advanced Alzheimer's and she moved into a care home in April last year. When she moved in the council told us they would pay £436 and we would have to pay a top up of £97 a week, we agreed to this. In December my dad got a letter from the council to say he owed them over £5000, which turned out to be my moms state and work pensions. We were never told that they would take my moms pensions to go towards the £436, we didn't have a clue that they did this. My dad agreed to the top up as he thought he could use my moms pensions for this. My dad has used their savings so far but on Thursday he received a letter from the home to say from the 1st April they are putting the weekly fees up by 20%, as the council wont pay any more this means my dad will have to pay £203 a week. There is no way my dad will be able to afford this much. We really do not know what to do. It has been so heart breaking as it is having my mom in the home and now the thought have having to move her into a new cheaper one is just devastating. Has anyone got any advise on what we can do please. Thank you.