If you, or person you support, feel you are being asked to pay too much towards their care package look at this excellent tool for claimig Disability Relateed Expenditure to reduce contribution.
Disability-Related Expenditure, also known as ‘DRE,’ represent the additional costs that Disabled people, older people, or people with long-term health conditions may incur.
These expenses can vary widely, covering items and services such as heating, clothing, specialised food, and basic household or gardening assistance. Local authorities must allow these as part of a financial assessment before calculating what a person pays for their care.
The DRE Calculator can help you reduce your care charges. Indeed, in some cases, people have reduced their care charges to zero.