Whether or not you have a council aided assessment, the care home you choose should work with you to devise a care plan specific to your needs and what you want to achieve in the future.
You should be able to invite visitors into your room and bring in some of your personal possessions.
Living in a care home does not mean you lose any of your rights as a citizen and if you wish to continue to vote in elections for example, you are always free to do so.
The Commission for Quality Care in England checks that care homes meet national standards. It is important that you feel safe and well looked after where you live and that national standards are met. You can access Inspection reports on homes either on the internet or from your local authority who will also provide you with a list of preferred providers in the area you choose.