Following my recent post I spoke to the GP at my husband's care home today. The home is a registered charity for ex servicemen here in Scotland. The GP told me that as far as she is aware CC funding can be awarded to someone who wants to reside in a care home if that care home has designated 'NHS beds'. In other words, certain beds set aside for NHS patients who come from home or hospital. Eddie's place doesn't. The nurses are employed by the charity, not by the NHS. The GP's, who visit daily, are from a local NHS practice. If a resident needs to be referred to a consultant the consultant comes to the home. Anyway she is going to get the rubber stamped word on it but I am sure I now have the answer.
So, to anyone in Scotland reading this, NHS CC funding is available for someone going into a care home if that care home has NHS beds. I'm guessing the problem will arise because there is a shortage of care home places, even before the question of NHS beds is considered. I don't know about CC funding at home. I hope this makes sense.