Each April mum receives a letter from the LA which is part funding her home care - this confirms how much she needs to contribute weekly towards her care. As part of the calculations they list her weekly income vs weekly allowances. Under weekly allowances they quote a 'standard general expense figure', which I assume is a figure set by someone somewhere, covering a general weekly 'cost of living'. But this figure, I noticed, has not changed (ie gone up!) from the time she started receiving care (end of 2015). Presumably the someone somewhere doesn't think food, utilities, etc. ever increase in cost?! I doubt this is an error, but as I need to query something else with them, I will query this when I write. Seems a bit unfair, as any increase in Pension immediately gets taken away in contribution towards care, there's never any 'offset' as that 'general expense figure' never changes! I just wondered if anyone else receiving funding for home care for someone has noticed this 'general expense figure' changing or not. I don't know if the figure applies countrywide, or differs from LA to LA.