Hello TP kind people Its been 3 1/2 months now since dad went into a care home. Today I've received a letter from the LA asking me to fill in a financial assessment form so that they can assess him for funding. I have LPA. The strange thing is we as a family have not asked for any help as we did this over a year ago when he was going to day care and he was deemed a self funder as he then had much more than the £23 grand allowed and he also owns his own home that my mother currently lives in. Why would they write to us as if we've contacted them. Is this normal or have they just made a mistake? I'm going to contact them on Monday but can I just clarify a few things? Dad still has in his own name in both an account, bonds and shares @£40,000. He is therefore a self funder still isn't he? When dad's money dwindles to @£30,000 it was then that I was going to think about contacting the LA. Even so, as he owns a house, I was expecting them even if they paid his care fees to run up a debt that we would have to repay once my mum had passed on and the house was sold. Is this correct? Is there anything wrong then in using my mum's money to pay for my dad's care fees and not contacting the LA at all for help as it seems at the end of the day its all swings and roundabouts and the LA will not pay for anything all the time both my parents have over @£14,000 capital. I hope this makes sense.