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My mum was forced to sell her house to pay for the care home fees

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  • Started 2 years ago by Tom Pearson
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  1. Tom Pearson

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    Posted 2 years ago

    When my mum went into care she didn't have substantial savings so had to sell her home to afford the fees. (Test Topic)

  2. Valerie

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    Posted 2 years ago

    That happened to me - my dad's care home fees totalled over £125k and all the proceeds from the sale of his flat went to pay for his care. I don't regret it for a minute as he was really well looked after but I know he wanted to leave money to his grandchildren and now there is next to nothing left. I am in the process of trying to claim back the fees with a company based in Gloucestershire. Very professional and user friendly.

  3. Tom Pearson

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    Posted 2 years ago

    Ah okay that's interesting, it sounds fairly expensive though. Surely it would cost a lot of money to try and claim back the full amount? Could you tell me which company you are using?

  4. Valerie

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    Posted 2 years ago

    Actually, they've taken my case on a no win, no fee basis so I can relax safe in the knowledge that I won't have a bill to pay for their service unless they get me a refund of care home fees. I know the no win thing sounds cheesey but it really is the best way of doing it. The company I'm using is called "real:life services" - http://www.care-home-refunds.co.uk. I have had great service so far and their knowledge and professionalism is impressive. I am very confident that they'll get me a good result and the people at real:life are very easy to deal with - reliable and friendly.

  5. Tom Pearson

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    Posted 2 years ago

    Wow that's great. I'll get in contact with them as soon as possible they seem like a good company, thanks for your help.