I know that a lot is regularly posted about these topics, but as my mum is fully self funding and house sold not followed in detail. Was away at the weekend with a group of friends and one was telling me about the progression of his mother's dementia. I was aware there were issues but haven't seen the friend so much as I dropped out of the canoe club with my mum's issues. Friend, R lives a few minutes from me, and has learning difficulties (oxygen deprived at birth as in those days no scans and didn't know there were twins). Due to significant support, mainly from parents R lives a relatively independent life, he has a job, drives a car etc and I'm told many at his level spend their lives in daycare (by the manager of a daycare for adults with learning difficulties). R is late 50s (I think - but maybe 60 - time goes on). Given that technically he doesn't live independently, will the house be disregarded? He was telling me he can't cook, his mum has got behind with paperwork so his nephew is sorting it out (R has a poor reading level). I do think R might be able to cook, and I will try to help him learn, in the youth hostel he took charge of my 10 year old who wanted to make his own sandwich (well not have mum help).R's mum I think could only manage the effort to get him so far to live independently. He wasn't sure who owns house, he thinks that maybe when his dad was alive it was owned equally by him and his parents (ie thirds). He doesn't know what happened to his dad's third, but family (twin brother, his children and his deceased sister's children)will try and support him. So even if no disregard, value of a third of house comes into play. (Mods should I have posted in the legal thread). Thanks for any help.