In hospital, a care home or similar place
If you know a household member will be in hospital, a care home or a similar place for less than six months, include them on your household form.
If you think it might be longer, don’t include them.
Similar places can include:
- nursing homes
- residential homes for the elderly
- mental health units
- maternity units
- rehabilitation centres
To find out how we count people in places like this, see advice for people living or staying in communal establishments.