Key facts

Key facts

Bridge, Burton and Trent Court homes key facts 

When to move; is it the right time?

Every day we meet people who want to know the key facts of care, here we have tried to answer some of those questions:  

  • What kind of care do they or their loved one need? 
  • If they do need to move into a care home when they should move?
  • How should they break the news to their loved ones?
  • Who will pay?

The key facts of moving

It can be tough to know when the time is right for you or your loved one to move into a care home. We understand how emotional this time can be you or your loved one. It is usual for people to have intense feelings of about going into or moving a loved one to a care home, emotions like relief, loss or guilt.

You or your loved one might need to move to one of our homes for several reasons. The needs that require care might have increased due to a progression in a medical, physical or emotional need. It might be because the family or carer is no longer able to provide the right kind of support. Whatever the reason, moving can be challenging both practically and emotionally for everyone involved.

For a successful move, we have found that involving you or your loved one right from the start is vital. We understand that this can be hard for everyone concerned. However, in our experience, if everyone feels involved and informed, moving will be a positive experience. We promote the benefits of our holistic service and make sure that everyone is fully engaged in decision-making. We have found this helps the individual to settle quickly into their new home and start to make friends.

Who decides?

In some cases, people with dementia are able to decide whether or not they need a care home. If this is the case, then they should make their own decision – and be offered any help they need. Unfortunately, all too often by the time, the person with dementia needs this level of care. They have lost the ability (known as ‘mental capacity’) to make this decision for themselves.

If the person is not able to make this decision, someone else will need to make this decision for them. This will usually be the person’s attorney under a health and welfare lasting power of attorney. Or they’re personal welfare deputy if they have one. Any attorney or deputy must make decisions in the best interests of the person. An attorney or deputy for property and financial affairs (not health and welfare) is often able to make this decision for the person with dementia. This is because they have the legal power to arrange the finances to pay for this care. However, professionals or members of the person’s family can challenge this decision.

Capacity information

For more about mental capacity in England and Wales, and how to know if someone can make decisions for themselves, see the Mental Capacity Act

For more information on attorneys and deputies see Lasting power of attorney and Becoming a deputy for a person with dementia.

The person with dementia may not have an attorney, deputy or controller. In these cases, the decision should ideally be made between health and social care professionals (such as social workers or health care professionals). If there is a disagreement, it would generally be the health and social care professionals who make the decision. However, this could be challenged by the person’s family or friends.

What services do we provide?

Bridge, Burton and Trent Courts are not mainstream care homes. We are unique in providing specialist care for people with dementia, complex and challenging needs. We have a reputation for delivering high-quality support in warm and inviting homes for people who require specialist care. This support is provided by our dedicated, experienced and proactive staff and a hands-on management team.

We have a reputation for providing the highest quality care, and we have maintained this by treating each person as an individual. Here we support the whole person with attention to physical, spiritual and social needs, with both reassurance and support.

We provide care and support in a residential setting for:


Complex and Challenging behaviours

Mental Health

End of Life Care

Who pays?

Who pays for you or your loved one’s care will depend on the individual situation? It will be based on an assessment of your or your loved one’s needs and (in most cases) the financial situation. For some people, the local authority or the NHS will pay the care home fees, and others will need to pay themselves. Sometimes it may be a combination of these.

If a public body (local authority, NHS or health and social care trust) is paying for the care home, there may be less choice. If the local authority or trust is paying it will sometimes provide a list of suitable care homes to choose from. They consider a care home ideal if it meets the person’s needs, meets the local authority’s budget and has a place available.

For more information or guidance, you can call the National dementia helpline on 0300 222 1122 or speak you’re your local authority or NHS trust.

To find out if you are eligible for Self-funding, please click here to see what the NHS self-funding page.

How much does this cost?

Some people will be self-funding – this means they can arrange their place and pay for care home fees independently. Paying for you or your loved one’s care home fees may seem daunting and stressful. We want to make it as stress-free and transparent as possible for you. At Bridge, Burton and Trent Court we do not offer a dizzying array of care packages, we have kept it simple and straightforward. Our fees include 24-hour care, meals, activities, cleaning and laundry.

Our fee ranges from £1,500 to £2,000 per week, excluding 1:1 and personal expenditure based on needs and level of support required. These fees are reviewed annually as part of the annual care review. We can support you to contact your local Authority or NHS (CCG) funders to find out what kind of funding there may be available. And if you are eligible what type of financing you can access. Please be aware that this process can take time, and while we wait, we cannot give you or your loved one a date to move in. Moving in date can be advised only after we have confirmation of funding.

To find out if you are eligible for Self-funding, please click here to see what the NHS self-funding page.

What is Personal Expenditure:

Professional hairdressing

Magazines and Newspapers for personal reading

Personal purchases such as fresh flowers for individual rooms, stationery, confectionery, alcoholic beverages, snacks and toiletries

Bespoke seating and equipment

Clothing, shoes and slippers

Dry cleaning

To see our terms and conditions for private funders, please click here

Read our Deed of Third Party Contribution Agreement, please click here

View our Care Placement Agreement, please click here

Contact our team today to discuss our fees and funding further with Carla Adams or Karen Spooner on 01283 512915.