Paying for residential or nursing care

NHS-funded nursing care

You might be eligible to receive NHS-funded nursing care if you:

  • live in, or are planning to move to, a care home registered to provide nursing care
  • do not qualify for NHS continuing healthcare.

Funded nursing care is not means-tested and is based on your health needs. It is arranged through the local clinical commissioning group (CCG) following an adult care assessment.

If you are eligible, the CCG will currently pay the care home £158.16 a week towards the cost of the nursing care you need.

It will not affect how much you pay towards your care. However, you will still pay a contribution for other accommodation charges.

To find out more about care homes with nursing, visit the Connect to Support Lincolnshire website.