Abbeyfield Care Homes in Scotland

Learn more about how care is provided, regulated and funded in Scotland.

Abbeyfield Care Homes in Scotland


Abbeyfield has several Care Homes throughout Scotland, filled with professional and friendly teams offering support to older people 24 hours a day. Whilst each home has its own personality and unique features, they all share the same dedication to providing the highest level of care for residents.

Each home is comfortable, clean and safe. Meals are home cooked, nutritious and can cater for individual needs and preferences. Residents are encouraged to treat the home as just that - their home. Residents can bring along their favourite furniture, pictures and ornaments to personalise their room and make it more homely. Visitors are encouraged, refreshments and snacks are available at any time.

The safety of our residents is hugely important. Staff get to know the residents, helping them where necessary. And, if a resident is spending time in their own room, they have the security of a call alarm where they can get assistance.

What's the difference between Care Homes in Scotland to the rest of the UK?

 

Care Home Regulations

There are a number of significant differences between the regulation and financing of care in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Care in Scotland is regulated by the Care Inspectorate who inspect and grade care providers. Gradings are awarded, up to grade 6, individually for four categories of individual inspection:
- Quality of Care
- Staff
- Management
- Environment

Copies of our Scottish Care Homes reports are available on the Care Inspectorate website and at each of our homes.


Working in a Care Home in Scotland

Everyone who comes into contact with residents has to undergo a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check - similar to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in England.

The PVG scheme is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland. It helps makes sure people whose behaviour makes them unsuitable to work with children and/or protected adults, can't do 'regulated work' with these vulnerable groups.

Care Staff working in Scotland are required to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council to standards laid down at national level and in conjunction with the Care Inspectorate.

Financing of Care in Scotland

Before moving in to a Care Home in Scotland, residents are required to complete a financial assessment  carried out by the local social work service in each local authority area. The financial assessment looks at how much income and capital you have. 

Once you have been assessed as needing care in a care home, the council will set up a contract with the home. The personal and nursing care payments can only begin once this contract is in place, so if you are making your own care home arrangements, check that the council will be ready to make payments from the day you move in.

Each year the council sets standard rates for residential care and nursing care. These rates will be used to calculate how much you will need to pay towards your care home fees. If you decided to move into a care home that charges more than the standard rate per week, for the level of care you are assessed as needing, a top-up payment from a third party such as a relative or charity would be needed to cover the difference.

The standard rates for 2021/22 are:
• £653.79 per resident per week for residential care
• £762.20 per resident per week for residential and nursing care

The amount of capital you have affects how much means-tested help the council can provide towards your care.

If you have capital above £28,750 you will be assessed as being able to pay for your care yourself and will not receive means-tested help from the council. You will still receive the non means-tested Free Personal and Nursing Care payments if you are assessed as needing these types of care.

If your capital is between £18,000 and £28,750, you will be expected to make some contribution from your capital towards your care costs but you may receive some means-tested help, depending on your income. 

If your capital is below £18,000 this will be ignored and not included in the means-test.


Personal and Nursing Care in Scotland

In Scotland, personal care and nursing care are free to anyone who has been assessed as needing them. If the council decides that your needs can best be met in a care home, you may qualify for one or both types of free care. 

Once you have been assessed as needing care in a care home, the council will set up a contract with the home. The personal and nursing care payments can only begin once this contract is in place, so if you are making your own care home arrangements, check that the council will be ready to make payments from the day you move in.

From April 2021, the amounts the council will pay to the care home for your personal and nursing care are:
- £193.50 per week for personal care
- £87.10 per week for nursing care
- £280.60 to cover both personal care and nursing care.

The council will only pay the rate for nursing care if you have been assessed as needing it and you move to a home where 24-hour nursing care is available.

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