I know that this was changed in October, so that where three bands existed there is now only one payment level. What I don't understand is how this would affect those who were at the highest level. Does this mean that they are now paying more for their nursing home place? My mum was on the middle band (£87) so I would have thought her contribution to her nursing home fees should have decreased by £14 (£101 minus £87). This doesn't seem to have happened. Does this mean that the nursing home is just taking the extra £14 and therefore there has been an unofficial rise in the level of fees? I know that there has been another thread about this but I didn't quite follow it, so would be grateful if anyone who has been affected could let me know. There is a relatives' meeting at mum's nursing home tomorrow so may raise it then also.