Good morning Mum in mental clinic at the moment but her move to a CH is imminent. Meeting is next week. My lawyer said that we should not mention private funding but upon reflection it would be private funding anyway because Mum owns her property. With her various pensions and the money from renting the house I've calculated that a couple of hundred pounds a month would have to be paid by us. This would not be a problem. However, I have read that it would appear in some cases that there are two different price lists, depending on whether the LA is paying or the person themselves. That's another discussion as to whether that would actually be legal. If this is the case then I am tending to shy away from involving the LA. In fact when Mum was allowing carers in (not for long, she refused them entry) we had to show what was coming into Mum's account and what was going out. And lo and behold the cost of the carers, cost exactly what was left over. Left me feeling very suspicious. My question, therefore, is: should we "keep the LA out of it completely"? Many thanks for your time.