Hi I care for my mum who has dementia and has lived in her own home since diagnosis 9 years ago. I've had in place self directed support for a number of years. Mum needs increased care day and night now and has done for the last year. I applied last year for an increase in hours (ie funding) but this was rejected. The reason came down to financial reasons. She owns her own home but has no savings. The council's take is that if she was in a home it would cost them less ie she has reached her limit as far as self directed funding goes. This may well be the case?? I don't know. Is there a limit? However, she will go right down hill is she goes into a home. She has survived well so far because she has remained in her home (stayed there for 30 years pre diagnosis) hence the familiarity and sense of belonging remains. Has anyone else been in this situation? Any advice much appreciated.