Hi there, I was just wondering if anyone had any stories/tips/anything they could share about social services and continuing healthcare financial assessments? Mum was moved in to a residential home at the end of last year (privately funding) but things have deteriorated very rapidly and a few weeks ago the home said they could no longer cope with her behaviour and moved her to their sister nursing home, which is great and specialises in dementia. Fees are, however, more expensive and it won't be long before Mum's savings are gone and we'll be at the threshold for the local authority to start contributing to care costs. We are still awaiting the results of the formal financial assessment but her social worker has told us that because of a combination of Mum's income and the cap the local authority will pay, we are likely going to be looking at an enormous shortfall. A monthly shortfall of around £4,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The justification for this cap is apparently that there are other homes in the area that have 'social beds'. I've not fully got to the bottom of what this means/how this works, but we've looked at a lot of the local homes and some of them have been heartbreakingly dreadful. I really don't want mum to have to go through the upheaval of moving for a second time, especially to somewhere awful. I don't think I could do it. We are also progressing an application for continuing healthcare funding but I know this can take ages and be very difficult to get (the social worker believes we have a decent case but I don't want to hold out too many hopes on this). I guess I just wondered if anyone had been through similar or had any words of wisdom. There's just no way Dad and I can afford to make up that kind of difference in the long run. Thanks in advance.