Funded Nursing Care (FNC)

This is a non-means-tested allowance payable by the NHS to cover the cost of the ‘nursing care component’ of nursing home fees. It is a flat rate paid directly to the home. It is only payable to Nursing Homes and cannot be paid to a Residential Care Home under any circumstances.

Who is eligible – You may be eligible for FNC if:

  • You have been assessed as needing care from a registered nurse
  • You are not eligible for NHS Continuing Health Care
  • You live in a care home that’s registered to provide nursing care

If you meet each of these criteria you should make sure that you are assessed for FNC, if that has not already been organised.

Assessment – The exact process for assessing the eligibility of an individual for FNC varies a great deal across the country depending on the individual rules of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) where your Nursing Home is based.  The specific assessment process applicable in your area can be explained by your Nursing Home Manager.

How much will I get? – As of 1st April 2023 the NHS-Funded Nursing Care rate is £219.71 which is paid directly by the NHS to your Nursing Home.  This rate is normally revised each year on 1st April so you should check that the rate you are expecting is up to date.

For more information or if you wish to discuss care for your loved one please email