How to use your home to pay for care

The Deferred Payment Scheme (DPS) is designed to help people in care homes who have to pay the full cost of their residential care due to ownership of property/land, and have savings of less than £23,250 but, are unable to make payments in full as their capital is tied up in their property/land.

A deferred payment is a way of delaying the costs of care home fees against the value of your main home.

For more information on the agreement please see our Deferred Payment Factsheet.

If you would like to apply for a Deferred Payment Agreement in Nottingham City please contact Adult Residential Services on 0115 876 3672 or email