Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Financial support for people who need long term residential care services


The Nursing Homes Support Scheme is a scheme of financial support for people who need long-term nursing home care.

Under the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, you will make a contribution towards the cost of your care and the State will pay the balance. This applies whether the nursing home is public, private or voluntary.

The HSE administers the Fair Deal Scheme within the resources available and in line with the Nursing Home Support Scheme legislation. Applicants cannot avail of State funding for a nursing home place prior to receiving approval of their Fair Deal application.


Click on the image below to view or download an application form for the “Fair Deal Scheme”.