The Nursing Homes Support Scheme, A Fair Deal, began on the 27th October 2009. The purpose of the Scheme is to provide financial support for people assessed as needing long-term nursing home care. The scheme is founded on the core principles that long-term care should be affordable and that a person should receive the same level of State support whether they choose a public, voluntary or private nursing home. Since the 27th October 2009, the Nursing Homes Support Scheme is the single funded means of accessing long-term nursing home care for all new entrants.

The Scheme is administered by the HSE. The application form for the scheme, the information booklet and a list of the public and private nursing homes can be accessed through the HSE website at

To view Quick Guide to applying for Nursing Home Support Scheme please click here

To view Fair Deal Scheme Form please click here

To view Information Booklet please click here

Alternatively you can contact: –

Dublin South, Wicklow and Kildare, HSE Nursing Homes Support Office, Oak House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Tel: 045 880400