In keeping with the Guild's charitable status, fees are kept as low as possible, consistent with the high standard of care and comfort provided. Fees are paid monthly in advance by standing order and are subject to annual review.
No one should be deterred from applying because they think they may not be able to afford the fees. In cases of financial hardship advice can be given on seeking help from the proper authorities, and some bursaries are available from the Guild itself.
Fees cover accommodation, heating and lighting, council tax and water rates, all meals, part laundry and all care and support provided by the Guild staff.
Current Fees from May 2019
|Standard fee||£764 per week||£3,310.00 per month|
|Standard fee *||£803 per week||£3,478.00 per month|
|Enhanced Care fee *||£1,101 per week||£4,772.00 per month|
|* includes supper|
Residents who meet the Guild's admission criteria will come in at the lowest fee level which is the entry level fee. Residents' needs will be assessed regularly against certain objective criteria. When more care is required, they will be expected to pay at an intermediate or extra care fee level, according to their assessed needs.
Not all residents will need higher levels of care, as many maintain a high degree of independence to the end of their lives. However the Guild's intention is to provide each resident with a high standard of care which meets his or her individual needs for life. It is acknowledged that this will not be possible in all cases, as the Guild does not provide nursing care or specialised care for those who may develop dementia.