Just received Bill for husbands week respite stay- over £1000. Wouldnt care but halfway through the week he simply walked out of the Home and came home for "coffee with my wife". Home had no idea till I phoned them. They then put security in place- bit late but at least others won't have the stress I had. Adult Social care assessed us and awarded 4 weeks respite with the lower contributions of £562 a week. This triggered a financial assessment and lo and behold because of my husbands pension, we're now awarded zilch and have to self fund. So beware even though one branch says yes you are entitled, another may decide otherwise. We have very little savings, way below the threshold but his pension is the straw that decided to as break this particular camels back. If anyone else from the Council says "we really value our carers", I swear I won't be responsible for my actions!