Charging ahead

Pitt, Vern
September 2010
Community Care;9/23/2010, Issue 1836, p22
The article reports that several councils in England have planned to increase non-residential care charges. These charges include plans to raise or abolish maximum charges for care, raise hourly rates for home care or day rate for day care or reduce subsidies that currently protect users from being charged the full cost of their care. All councils means-test for care and government guidance protects service users from having their incomes reduced to less than 25 percent above income support.


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