I'm desperately trying to get my mother's situation sorted out and know she'll be self funding for whatever care we eventually end up with for a few years at least before involving social services. At 87 and in not great health, it's not beyond the realms of probability that she'll never need local authority support. Long before her diagnosis and indeed long before any real signs of dementia, my mother starting supporting my daughter at university and has been paying her a small sum each week to help with her living expenses as I wasn't able to after my husband died. My daughter has one more year of her four year course to run but is getting worried that when her nan has to go into a care home, social services will decide the payments are/were a deprivation of assets and she'll have to repay the money. Is this likely do you think?