Paying for care

Charges for residential care homes

Residential care home charges are subject to an assessment of a resident’s means.

The maximum charge in any of the care homes operated by Shetland Islands Council in 2021/2022 (April 2021 - March 2022) will be £1,400 per week. These charges are reviewed annually.

Care homes operated by Shetland Islands Council are:

  • Edward Thomason & Taing Support Services, Lerwick
  • Fernlea Care Centre, Whalsay
  • Isleshavn Care Centre, Mid Yell
  • Montfield Support Services, Lerwick
  • Nordalea Care Centre, Unst
  • North Haven Care Centre, Brae
  • Overtonlea Care Centre, Levenwick
  • Wastview Care Centre, Walls

Temporary Care Charges

All residential care settings are £309 per week. The temporary care rate applies for 8 consecutive weeks only; thereafter the full cost is applied. Daily rates are 1/7 of the weekly charge.

Further information can be found in our leaflet - CC05 - Charging for Permanent Residential Care - April 2021

Personal Care

While you are in residential care you will be entitled to £193.50 per week towards the cost of your personal care.  This will be paid directly to the care home.

All charges are subject to financial assessment