Changes have recently been agreed to the criteria used to determine an individual’s eligibility to apply for admission to an Erskine Home.
Currently Erskine’s admission criteria state that the following are eligible to apply for care in an Erskine Home if they have been assessed by a Social Worker as being in need of nursing care :
With effect from May 1st 2013 the following will also be eligible to apply for admission to an Erskine home
Applicants should note that a pre admission assessment will be carried out by a member of Erskine’s Care Staff to ensure that Erskine can meet the applicant’s care needs.
Proof of service is needed for all applications.
All those who have served in HM Armed Forces, including Volunteer and Regular Reserves
Veterans who served in Armed Forces of other Countries and those who served alongside HM Armed Forces are not eligible (e.g. Canadian Navy or Royal Australian Air Force).
The badge is a survivors badge and therefore is not issued posthumously.
The only exception is for War Widows and Widowers who are in receipt of a War Widows/Widowers Pension paid by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency. This also includes those who have received an award of Survivors Guaranteed Income Payment (SGIP) under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. This is in recognition of the fact that their death was due to their military service.
If you want to apply for admission to Erskine you must first have a ‘Community Care Assessment’. You should ask your Local Authority's Social Work Department about this when you first contact them.
We recognise that one of the main worries facing those who need care, and their families, is the cost and how to meet the expense. The Social Work Department of your local council will provide advice on the procedures and helpful information on possible assistance towards the cost of care and financial entitlement. You will find their number in the phone book or perhaps your doctor will be able to assist with contact numbers and details.
For information about costs and an application form, please contact our Admissions Department or call 0141 814 4538.