Hello all this is my first post so thanks in advance for anyone qualified to help with this, I have spent a long time looking round the forum but cant quite get a true answer to this short version 2007 Mother assessed as having care needs by social services 2008 Mother moved to sheltered accom, also assessed with memory concerns 2009 Mother sold her house, gifted her children, mother diagnosed with memory problems being early onset or mild Alzheimer’s. she doesnt want care help from anyone so we help with shopping and cleaning. 2010 Nothing changes some good days, some where she seems confused at times, she’s still making cups of tea and basics like toast, still able to talk and discuss things but we are caring for her on regular visits, mother still refusing external help, in the past three years its been a reall struggle getting her to go out without tricking her in some way, hair dressers, sunday lunch ect all really hard work, she’s happy to be left alone and helped by the family where needed. 2011 Mother has to move flats due to a council refurbishment, now she’s confused, shes very unsettled, doesnt know whos kitchen it is or whos food it is in the cupboad, she starts with occasional wandering in the corridors but now doesnt know her flat from the outside so often needs guideing back in. 2012 wandering now serious as shes getting out of the flats, under worries about her safety we move her to full time care home. 2012 late in this year due to her outgoings now 400% more I request council funding, council say they cant help and class her as self-funding until 2017 due to the gifting 2012 we appeal stating we intended to care for her for a long period of time, the move was forced on us and it created a change in circumstances. Advice please By the look of what I see around the forum and the fact it was only three years from the gifting period I take it the council will stand firm, what I am looking at is the fact the council changed her circumstances and this was something that couldn’t have been by taken into consideration without knowing it, would there not be room for argument here? Also how can they arrive at 2017 being the period for review using some theoretical figure when in reality she will have spent a large amount more than if she hadnt gifted. Any advice would be appreciated Dave..