My dad who has VD was admitted to hospital after breaking a leg in a fall . Previous to this I had been caring for dad with no involvement from SS. The hospital told me I would need help or he would need to go into a care home when he was discharged due to his VD. To cut a long story SS found him an "Assessment Bed" in a care home local to where we live - I was told this was happening and not really given any say or options. The discharge from hospital happened very suddenly, got a phone call last Thursday at 12.15pm from the hospital to tell me that he was being discharged and an ambulance had been booked that would arrive by 4pm to take him to this care home. To cut a long story short I am not at all impressed with the care home - I won't detail what I found in my dads room yesterday but suffice to say that I need/want to get him out of there ASAP!! I have been to look at 5 other homes this weekend - all of which are 200% or more better than the one he is in. I jointly own our house with my father so not sure whether he would be a self-funder or not. Having said that though, as a family we have decided that we will sell the house to release his capital so that we can get him into a better care home (LPA has been applied for). My partner has very generously said that he will fund the care home until such a time as the house is sold so we can actually move very quickly on this. My question is this - as SS are involved so to speak, can we just say to them that he is a self funder and we have now found a care home ourselves for him and just get him moved? Also - is it worth still having a care assessment done as the impression I get is that we will just be given some leaflets and left to get on with it? Thanks for any advice you can give me.