Would be grateful if somebody could help. My mum went into residential care in January after a couple of weeks respite. We had a best interest meeting so that decision was made but I always wanted her to have her own room as she was sharing in respite and the LA agreed and budgeted for that in her assessment. We pay a top up fee at the moment for her shared room and it will double if she has her own room. The home has been resistant to giving her a room of her own but today we went and sat in another residents room and she was really comfortable watching tv. He is moving out next week and I am sure they have his room allocated but being there today was such a different experience that we have decided we really want to push for this. We understand it will be confusing at first but it will make her and our quality of life and visits so much better as she can have some of her own things in there, we can have some privacy with visits etc. etc. My question is can we pay the extra top up fees out of her funds now the new care act has been introduced. Also do you think it would be wrong to move her from the shared room she has known for 6 months. She is very fit and healthy apart from the dementia so she could go on for years and we just want to make it nicer for her. I would be grateful for your opinions.