Referrals, fees and funding

Referrals to Pennine Lodge

We aim to respond to referrals on the same day and no later than 48 hours after receipt.

Our manager will contact you to ask for some details about the person who is looking to reside with us. We will discuss whether we are a good fit for them and the facilities they need to feel safe and comfortable.

If you would like to proceed, then our manager will arrange to undertake a full assessment of your or your loved one’s needs and wishes.

To make a referral, please call us on 01706 812501 to speak to the Registered Manager Louise McKeown or Deputy Manager Gail Hall. You can also email .

Who pays for care?

How care is paid for will depend on each individual situation and an assessment of you or your loved one’s needs and financial situation.

For some people, the local authority or NHS trust will pay the fees, others will need to pay for themselves and in some cases it can be a combination. If the NHS is paying all or part, no further personal contribution will be necessary.

If a public body is funding the care, there may be less choice of homes than if you were covering the cost. If the local authority or a trust is paying, it will sometimes provide a list of suitable care homes to choose from. They consider a care home suitable if it meets the person’s needs, meets the local authority’s budget and has a place available.

We aim to ensure that you have the very best advice and guidance as each NHS trust and local authority does things differently. If you would like support with acquiring funding, please contact our Registered Manager. Please note, this process can take time and we are unable to secure a moving date until we have confirmation of funding.

For more information or guidance, you can call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or speak to your local authority or NHS trust.

Cost of care

Fees for Pennine Lodge range from £950 – £1,000 per week. These are reviewed annually as part of the Local Authority Annual Care Review

Fees do not include one-to-one care and or personal expenditure such as:

  • Professional hairdressing
  • Magazines and Newspapers for personal reading
  • Personal purchases such as fresh flowers for individual rooms, stationery, confectionery, alcoholic beverages, particular snacks and toiletries
  • Clothing, shoes and slippers
  • Dry cleaning
  • Chiropody

Read our terms and conditions for private funders here.
Read our Deed of Third Party Contribution Agreement here.
View our Care Placement Agreement here.

Moving into Pennine Lodge

If you choose to become part of The Pennine Lodge family, our caring staff will support you or your loved one to make the transition to living in our home as smooth as possible.

We will arrange visits to us so you and your loved one can be introduced to everyone and we’ll work together to personalise your room either before arrival or within the first two weeks of moving in.

Individualised care plans, risk assessments, medication and other support will be in place on the day. We will also support practical arrangements such as a change of GP, updating of care plans, establishing communication channels and financial support as well as moving personal items.

A review will be held after two weeks to see how the person is settling in and to ensure all their needs are being met.