Family reception for an elderly and/or disabled person (family-friendly)
Verified 01 January 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
Family reception is a device enabling an elderly and/or disabled person to be welcomed at the home of a family-friendly person. The family-friendly is paid for this service. The host signs a reception contract with the family host setting out the material, human and financial conditions of the reception. The recipient may receive social and tax assistance.
The friendly family (single or couple) welcomes an elderly or an adult with a disability to their home.
The family-friendly is paid for this service.
He must have received a approval issued by the department. These services organise the check of the host and the follow-up of the host.
Family reception can be temporary or sequential, or part-time or full-time, or permanent.
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The guest must not be related to the family host.
It must be valid or have a loss of autonomy compatible with family reception, i.e. not be heavily dependent (e.g., need constant care).
The department's services issue a list of approved family hosts on request.
Who shall I contact
With the agreement of the family host, the guest uses the Cesu family welcome. The Cesu National Centre is responsible for the processing of returns, the calculation of contributions and the monthly collection of contributions from the bank account of the person receiving them.
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The person welcomed or his legal representative must sign a host agreement in accordance with standard hospitality contract.
The signature must take place no later than the day of the arrival of the person being received.
A signed copy of the contract should be sent to the department. Any subsequent modification of the contract must also be reported and sent to the department.
Who shall I contact
The contract provides for a personalised reception project according to the needs of the host. It shall contain the charter of human rights and freedoms.
The host contract shall indicate in particular the following:
- Duration of the trial period and conditions for amending or terminating the contract with a notice period not less than 2 months
- Duration and pace of reception, i.e. permanent, temporary or sequential, full-time or part-time and period for which it is concluded
- Physical obligations of the host (accommodation, catering, maintenance)
- Rights and obligations of the host and the host
- Obligations of both parties to subscribe to insurance
- Financial conditions of reception (remuneration and allowances)
- Host's annual leave entitlements and conditions for replacing the host
- Social and medico-social follow-up of the person received
Hospitality costs include:
- Remuneration for services rendered (preparation and service of meals, ironing, personal assistance for the accomplishment of certain acts, travel to take the person received to the doctor...)
- Paid Leave Allowances
- Allowances for particular subjects calculated according to the recipient's need for assistance, related to his or her disability or loss of autonomy
- Allowance for the provision of accommodation
- Maintenance allowance (water, heating, food, maintenance and hygiene products...)
The guest pays the family host directly by any means (bank transfer, check...).
Remuneration for services rendered
The amount of remuneration for services rendered is equal to €28.18 raw per day.
This remuneration shall be supplemented by an allowance for paid leave corresponding to 10% compensation for services rendered.
Salary for services rendered and vacation pay are subject to the payment of social contributions by the host.
Special hardship allowance
Depending on the level of hardship, i.e. the availability of the family caregiver related to the health status of the person received, the amount of the daily allowance shall be between €4.17 and €16.45.
Special hardship allowances are subject to social security contributions by the person receiving them.
Allowance for the provision of accommodation
Accommodation allowance is the cost of occupancy. It shall be determined on the basis of the following:
- Size and quality of the rooms made available to the host
- Average rental prices in the surrounding area
The amount of the allowance shall be negotiated between the person receiving and the family host.
The department’s services have a right of control over the amount of this allowance.
The maintenance allowance can be adjusted according to the needs of the person receiving it (food, hygiene and maintenance products...). This allowance shall be between €8.02 and €20.05.
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For the person welcomed
The person receiving the aid may benefit from the following aid provided that the criteria for granting it are met:
For the welcoming family
The friendly family can enjoy tax credit for capital expenditures on seniors and/or disabled persons in the principal dwelling.
The person welcomed and the family friendly must first seek an amicable agreement.
If they fail, they must court of the place of residence of the family host.
Who can help me?
Find who can answer your questions in your region
For any information concerning the reception of the family and whether the service of a third party regulator is implementedDepartment Services
For any information concerning the family care of the elderlyLocal Information Point for the Elderly
For all information concerning the family reception of persons with disabilitiesDepartmental House of Disabled Persons (MDPH)
To find out about the family centre
To find out if you are an individual employer using the Cesu or an employee declared with the Cesu device
0 806 802 378
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
In Martinique and Guadeloupe: until 11am
In French Guiana: until 12pm
At Reunion: 11am to 7pm
From the foreigner: 00 33 806 802 378 (Free service + Variable call price depending on the telephone operator).
Access to contact form
Urssaf service Cesu
63, rue de la Montat
42 961 Saint-Étienne cedex 9
- Code of Social Action and Families: Articles L311-3 to L311-11Accepted Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (section L311-4), possibility for the person to appeal to a qualified person (section L311-5) and a trusted person (section L311-5-1)
- Code for Social Action and Families: Articles L441-1 to L441-4Definition of the family host (Article L441-1)
- Code for Social Action and Families: Article L442-1Contract between the host and the host, remuneration, use of the declarative Cesu
- Code of Social Action and Families: Articles L443-4 to L443-11Insurance contract (Article L443-4), therapeutic family reception (Article L443-10)
- Code for Social Action and Families: Articles R442-1 to D442-5Contract between the host and the family host
- Code of Social Action and Families: Annexe 3-8-1Standard contract for direct family reception
- Code of Social Action and Families: Annexe 3-8-3Family Friendly Accommodation Repository
- Labour Code: Articles L1271-1 to L1271-8Use of the Universal Service Employment Check (Uesc) to declare the family host (Articles L1271-1 to L1271-2)
- Accommodation for the elderlyService-Public.fr
- Accommodation for disabled peopleService-Public.fr
- Family Friendly Guide (PDF - 1.1 MB)Ministry of Social Affairs
- Standard contract of reception between the host family and the hostLegifrance
- Family welcomeUrssaf
- Cesu family welcomeUrssaf
- For the elderly.fr (loss of autonomy)National Solidarity Fund for Autonomy (CNSA)
- Urssaf siteUrssaf
- Charter of Human Rights and FreedomsLegifrance
- Be paid for the assistance given to an elderly relativeNational Solidarity Fund for Autonomy (CNSA)
- Family friendly: contribution ratesUrssaf